Who is King?

Who is King? by Beverley Naidoo

And other tales from Africa

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Format: Hardback, 72 Pages
ISBN: 9781847805140
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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.

BEVERLEY NAIDOO  was born in South Africa. Her first book,  Journey to Jo'burg, was written in exile in Britain where it won The Other Award. It opened a window onto children's struggles under apartheid. In South Africa it was banned until 1991, the year after Nelson Mandela was released from jail. After 26 years Beverley could return freely to research in the country.  No Turning Back  and  Out of Bounds  followed. In her stories for older children, her characters from different backgrounds face tense conflicts and choices.  The Other Side of Truth  won her the Carnegie Medal, the first time in 64 years for a novel of African origin. Her books for younger children include  The Great Tug of War,  S is for South Africa  (Children's Africana Honor Book, USA)  and a re-telling of  Aesop's Fables  (Parents' Choice Silver Award, USA; USBBY Outstanding International Book) and  Who is King?

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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. He is the recipient of many international illustration awards, including the IBBY Honours List. His books for Frances Lincoln include The Great Tug of War  (9781845070557),  Aesop's Fables (9781847800077) and Who Is King? (9781847805140) with Beverley Naidoo,  Fussy Freya (9781845075118) with Katharine Quarmby,  The Magic Bojabi Tree with Dianne Hofmeyr (9781847805867) and  All the Wild Wonders  (9781847806260)  and A is Amazing (9781847805133)  with Wendy Cooling.

Format: Hardback, 72 Pages
ISBN: 9781847805140
Size: 8.465 in x 10.63 in / 215 mm x 270 mm
Published:

Selected as a April highlight for Children’ s Previews

"Follow-up to the bestselling Aesop’ s Fables, from the same creative team."

"Rich in folklore and complete with evocative illustrations by Piet Grobler, this would make a marvellous addition to any classroom."

Ten lively stories from across the continent are included in this unusual collection of stories about animals of all kinds.They are just as enchanting as many better-known stories and they are perfect to read aloud. The stories are perfectly matched by Piet Grobler's delicately detailed illustrations.

Naidoo is unrivalled at encapsulating both story and style within her retellings.

Naidoo is unrivalled at encapsulating both story and style within her retellings.

Ten lively stories from across the continent are included in this unusual collection of stories about animals of all kinds.They are just as enchanting as many better-known stories and they are perfect to read aloud. The stories are perfectly matched by Piet Grobler's delicately detailed illustrations.

Selected as a April highlight for Children’s Previews

"Follow-up to the bestselling Aesop’s Fables, from the same creative team."

"Rich in folklore and complete with evocative illustrations by Piet Grobler, this would make a marvellous addition to any classroom."

March 16, 2016
Who Is King? has been named a Children's Africana Book Awards (CABA) Best Book of 2016. Established in 1991 by the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association, the awards honor outstanding K-12 books on Africa. The awards are designed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa, to recognize literary excellence, and to acknowledge the research achievements of outstanding authors and illustrators. Read More.