The Magic Bojabi Tree

By Piet Grobler; Dianne Hofmeyr
Frances Lincoln Ltd, Hardcover, 9781847802958, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 2013

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Description

Python has wrapped himself around the melon/mango/pomegranate tree with its delicious fruit, and he won't share the fruit unless the animals can tell him the correct name of the tree. Elephant, Monkey and Zebra each in turn visit Lion, who alone knows the name of the tree. But every time, the animals forget the name on the journey back to the tree. Then Tortoise, the slowest, smallest animal goes to Lion - and sings a special song to remind him of the name. It is the Bojabi Tree Python unwraps himself from the trunk, and all the animals share a feast.




About the Author
Piet Grobler is an extremely accomplished South African Illustrator who has illustrated over fifty fictional and educational children's books. Piet studied Theology at the University of Pretoria and Journalism at the University of Stellenbosch, and went on to take up varied careers, first as a Minister of Religion, then as a graphic designer for an advertising agency, and finally as a freelance illustrator. In his career Piet has staged a number of solo and group exhibitions at galleries like the Clyde House Gallery, University of Stellenbosch Gallery, Prim Art Gallery, CapeTown and Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, United Kingdom. Piet has published with publishers all over the world, and won awards at several international competitions, including the Octogone De ChAane, France, the Primo Alpi Apuane, Italy and two silvers at the prestigious NOMA concourse for children's book illustrators in Japan.Dianne Hofmeyr grew up next to the sea on the southern tip of Africa. Her travels with notebook and camera to Egypt, Tunisia, and Senegal, through China, Vietnam, and across Siberia have led to stories that have won South Africa's M-Net Book Prize and the Sanlam Gold for Youth Literature, as well as the Young Africa Award and an IBBY. She is also the author of Fish Notes and Star Song and several picture books based on Ancient Egyptian myths.
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