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Sundiata: Lion King of Mali

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Publisher Comments:

The story of Sundiata, son of the king of Mali in the time of the great trading empires of Africa some eight hundred years ago, is a powerful tale of courage and determination. As a boy, Sundiata was unable to speak or walk. He overcame these obstacles, but was driven into exile by a rival queen. When Mali was overrun by intruders, 18-year-old Sundiata returned to defeat them and reclaim the throne. Full color.

Synopsis:

In the thirteenth century, Sundiata overcame physical handicaps, social disgrace, and strong opposition to rule the West African trading empire of Mali.

About the Author

David Wisniewski (wiz-NESS-key) was born in Middlesex, England, in 1953. After training at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, he spent three years as a clown, designing and constructing his own props, costumes, and gags. He was subsequently hired by his future wife, Donna, as a performer with a traveling puppet theatre. Married six months later, the Wisniewskis started their own troupe, Clarion Shadow Theatre, specializing in shadow puppetry. In the course of creating the plays, puppets, and projected scenery, Mr. Wisniewski evolved the storytelling techniques and art skills that eventually led to his picture books with their unique cut-paper illustrations. His retelling of GOLEM was awarded the 1997 Caldecott Medal. David Wisniewski died in 2002 in the Maryland home he shared with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395613023
Subtitle:
Lion King of Mali
Author:
Wisniewski, David
Author:
Wisniewski, David
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - African
Subject:
Mali
Subject:
Mali History.
Subject:
Blacks -- Mali -- Biography.
Subject:
Mandingo
Subject:
Keita, Soundiata
Subject:
Historical - Africa
Subject:
People of Color
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
9396
Publication Date:
October 1992
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.96x9.26x.38 in. .85 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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