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Piet Grobler - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Piet Grobler grew up on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa. After working as a church minister, he made a career in illustration and now lectures at the University of Worcester. His awards include a Golden Apple at the Biennale for Illustration, Bratislava, the Octogone de Chêne, the Primo Alpi Apuane, the Noma Concours, the Alberto Burnichon Prize, the IBBY Honour List and several South African awards. Piet lives in Great Malvern with his wife and daughter.

Featured books by Piet Grobler

Who is King? And Other Tales from Africa

Who is King? And Other Tales from Africa

7+ readers

Author: Beverley Naidoo Illustrator: Piet Grobler Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2015

All kinds of animals feature in these ten sparkling stories from all over Africa, by an award-winning author and illustrator. Find out what happens to Lion when he challenges Elephant and discovers who is the real king of the savannah; laugh along with Tortoise as he bewitches the animals in Leopard's work-party with his irresistible music; find out why Hippo has no hair, how Elephant got his trunk, and why Cockerel crows. Then read about the woman who had a mouse-child! The stories are drawn from the rich folklore of Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Malawi, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and South Africa, and are perfectly matched by Piet Grobler's wonderful illustrations.

Other books by Piet Grobler

Coyote's Soundbite A Poem for Our Planet

Coyote's Soundbite A Poem for Our Planet

Author: John Agard Illustrator: Piet Grobler Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2021

Excitement spreads like bush through the jungle. Earth-goddesses are planning a conference! From Australia to Antarctica, the Amazon to Africa, goddesses will debate the burning environmental issues of our times...and bushy-tailed, smooth-talking Coyote wants in on the action! Can this infamous trickster come up with a plan to infiltrate the conference and leave a lasting legacy for our planet? A rip-roaring poem by a master poet in celebration of Earth Day.

Paris Cat

Paris Cat

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Illustrator: Piet Grobler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

A sassy cat from the back alleys of Paris believes she is quite different to the rest of the rabble. She can do anything she sets her mind to - even if others don't think so. Leaving her cat family behind, she sets off to explore Paris. Cat meets legendary singer Edith Piaf, creates her own stunning designs at a high-fashion atelier and dances with the infamous dancer Josephine Baker and her cheetah. But is this the life she really wants? What about her friends and family?

Fiddle Dee Dee!

Fiddle Dee Dee!

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Illustrator: Piet Grobler Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Fiddle dee dee! Monkey up a tree. Lucky monkey! Lucky me! Luckiest monkey in the whole country. Monkey is delighted to find a musical bow and plays it happily until he attracts the attention of Cheetah and Lion. They both want the bow for themselves, but once Monkey starts to play, no-one can stop dancing - even if they want to!

Antonia

Antonia

Author: Anke de Vries Illustrator: Piet Grobler Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Antonia loves to sing - she is the Bianca Castafiore of the forest, who thinks of herself as a golden - voiced creature. When she starts to sing in the morning, all the animals groan - but it does rouse them from their slumbers. All the same, they would prefer to silence Antonia's `divine' voice. One day Antonia decides she's h ad enough and leaves. Only then do the animals notice what they are missing. They don't wake up in the morning and somehow they even start missing that out - of - tune warbling. Antonia returns in disguise and hears the animals praising her. So she decides t o return to them for good. The next morning, her unique, inimitable voice wakes them all up again.

Day for a hullabaloo

Day for a hullabaloo

Author: Philip de Vos Illustrator: Piet Grobler Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2018

Prente by 'N Uitstalling

Prente by 'N Uitstalling

Author: Philip de Vos Illustrator: Piet Grobler Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

The Magic Bojabi Tree

The Magic Bojabi Tree

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr Illustrator: Piet Grobler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Python has wrapped himself around the melon/mango/pomegranate tree with its delicious fruit, and he won't share the fruit unless the animals can tell him the correct name of the tree. Elephant, Monkey and Zebra each in turn visit Lion, who alone knows the name of the tree. But every time, the animals forget the name on the journey back to the tree. Then Tortoise, the slowest, smallest animal goes to Lion - and sings a special song to remind him of the name. It is the Bojabi Tree! Python unwraps himself from the trunk, and all the animals share a feast.

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http://www.http/pietgrobler.com

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