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Title:
A stork in a baobab tree : an African 12 days of Christmas / Catherine House ; illustrated by Polly Alakija.
Call Number:
jP HOU
Publication Date:
2011.
Publisher:
London : Frances Lincoln Childrens Books 2011.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unnpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Set in Africa during the Christmas season, this is the story of a village preparing for a celebration - the birth of a child. The story is told in verse inspired by the traditional carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, but in this version by the author Catherine House the gifts are: 1 stork in a baobab tree, 2 thatched huts, 3 woven baskets, 4 market traders, 5 bright khangas, 6 women pounding, 7 children playing, 8 wooden carvings, 9 grazing goats, 10 drummers drumming, 11 dancers dancing and 12 storytellers. This is a Christmas steeped in the atmosphere of African village life, including descriptions of the objects and activities mentioned in the text.
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Horizon Bib Number:
1319808
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