My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

By Maya Angelou; Margaret Courtney-Clarke (Illustrator)
(Crown Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375825675, 48pp.)

Publication Date: March 11, 2003

Other Editions of This Title: Prebound

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Full color photographs. "Hello, Stranger-Friend" begins Maya Angelou's story about Thandi, a South African Ndebele girl, her mischievous brother, her beloved chicken, and the astonishing mural art produced by the women of her tribe.  With never-before-seen photographs of the very private Ndebele women and their paintings, this unique book shows the passing of traditions from parent to child and introduces young readers to a new culture through a new friend.

Praise For My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

"A unique book that honors Africa by projecting images that are true and honors American children by giving them the very best." --School Library Journal (starred)  

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