Sunday, February 18, 2007

The elephant on his shoulders...

What is the ideal book for a village library in West Africa? Much as I love Beverly Cleary (well, my son does), the myth of Sundiata Keita, founder of the Mande empire in Mali, is the right thing for kids to be reading. And looking at the beautiful drawings by Dialiba Konate. The picture book I found in a dusty bookshop in Ouagadougou, and bought all five copies. The librarians loved it, and the readers will too!

1 comment:

Emmie said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Wish I could also get my hands on it.Cheers and happy blogging.
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