A Stork in A Baobab Tree
An African Twelve Days of ChristmasBoard Book - 2011
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.
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2011
Branch Call Number: JP HOUSE
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: African twelve days of Christmas