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A Stork in a Baobab Tree: An African Twelve Days of Christmas
Author: Catherine House
Illustrator: Polly Alakija
Country/Culture: Africa
Language: English
Type of Product: Hardcover Book
Item Number: AP118W
Retail Price: $17.95
ISBN Number: 1847801161
Description: 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.

2011, 10.4 x 8.3, 24pp, Ages 5-9
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