On a Road in Africa
Publication Date: May 1, 2008
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Follow real-life animal rescuer Chryssee Perry Martin (a.k.a. "Mama 'O'rphanage") as she makes her daily trek down a dusty road in Africa. Along the way she fills her sisal baskets to the brim with mangoes, bananas, peanuts, and even poop-all to feed and entertain the rescued animals staying in the Nairobi Animal Orphanage.
Kim Doner's detailed oil wash and pencil paintings transport readers to Nairobi, Kenya, where children prepare snacks for hungry baboons and buffalo feast on sugar cane. Afterword by Chryssee Perry Martin. Two backmatter spreads feature 16 photographs of orphaned animals and their rescuers. Endorsed by TV's Jack Hanna, the East African Wildlife Society, and the former director of the Kenya National Park. ReviewsForeWord Magazine, March/April 2008
As a child, KIM DONER aspired to be a Ballerina-Veterinarian-Artist-- dancing at night, saving animals by day, and summering in Africa to draw wild animals from a treehouse. Today, she has made those dreams a reality-sharing her love of the arts through her award-winning children's books, rehabilitating wildlife, and planning a return to Africa with her husband. Kim lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.