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"Cunnane returns to the Kenyan setting of her 2006 picture book, For You Are a Kenyan Child, in a you're-too-small tale given depth by lyrical prose ('High in Africa, wind like a cat paw wipes the sky clean'). Chirchir tries but fails to help her elders and is sent away time after time. 'Little one, this work is not for you,' says Mama after Chirchir drops the well bucket. 'Go help Kogo with the fire.' Not until Chirchir finds her baby brother, Kip-rop, crying untended does she discover a task she can do as well as the grownups. In an afterword, Cunnane explains that Chirchir is a member of the Kalenjin tribe; the story contains a great deal of information about Kalenjin life, language, customs, and Kenyan flora and fauna ('Warblers and cuckoos swing in the bottlebrush tree'). Daly's (Sivu's Six Wishes) softly shaded acrylics have much to teach, too. When Chirchir helps her grandmother build a fire, roosters peck on the hut's floor, but a radio sits on the table. Images of security, dependability, and plenty offer a fresh picture of African life. Ages 3 — 7. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

KELLY CUNNANE is an author and educator who has been exploring and writing about East Africa since 1979. She received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for her picture book For You Are a Kenyan Child, which the New York Times described as "entrancing . . . [an] inviting introduction to a different culture." Kelly has lived and taught in Kenya and Mauritania and currently lives in Beals, Maine. Learn more at KellyCunnane.com.

JUDE DALY is the author and illustrator of Fair, Brown and Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story and To Everything There Is a Season, which Publishers Weekly called "soothing and enormously appealing" in a starred review. She has illustrated many children's stories and folk tales from around the world, including The Dove and The Elephant's Pillow. Jude lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband, author-illustrator Niki Daly.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375861987
Author:
Cunnane, Kelly
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Author:
Daly, Jude
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.75 x 11.4 x 0.36 in 1.035 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 7

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Product details 40 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375861987 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Cunnane returns to the Kenyan setting of her 2006 picture book, For You Are a Kenyan Child, in a you're-too-small tale given depth by lyrical prose ('High in Africa, wind like a cat paw wipes the sky clean'). Chirchir tries but fails to help her elders and is sent away time after time. 'Little one, this work is not for you,' says Mama after Chirchir drops the well bucket. 'Go help Kogo with the fire.' Not until Chirchir finds her baby brother, Kip-rop, crying untended does she discover a task she can do as well as the grownups. In an afterword, Cunnane explains that Chirchir is a member of the Kalenjin tribe; the story contains a great deal of information about Kalenjin life, language, customs, and Kenyan flora and fauna ('Warblers and cuckoos swing in the bottlebrush tree'). Daly's (Sivu's Six Wishes) softly shaded acrylics have much to teach, too. When Chirchir helps her grandmother build a fire, roosters peck on the hut's floor, but a radio sits on the table. Images of security, dependability, and plenty offer a fresh picture of African life. Ages 3 — 7. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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