Thursday, February 26, 2009

FRIENDSHIP WEEK: "Kalulu the Hare Outwitted"

* 13 pages
* Publisher: NueVer (2007).
* Language: English.
* Genre: Children’s; African folktales, animals, morals.
* E-Book Format: Adobe Acrobat (PDF).
About the Story: A colorful African children’s tale about helping and the unlikely creature to save the day. When a terrible drought threatens the lives of all the creatures every animal but one, Kalulu the Hare, pitches in to help. The other animals must find a way to outwit Kalulu and the one who does might just surprise you.
Author’s Bio: Vukani G. Nyirenda is a writer specializing in Zambian folktales. After graduating with a Doctor of Social Welfare degree from UCLA, he worked in his home country Zambia as university lecturer, administrator and civil servant. He is a graduate of the Long Ridge Writer’s Group, Institute of Children’s Literature and member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. His stories have appeared in Fandangle Magazine, Skipping Stones Magazine and The Gathering of the Minds (an anthology). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, three grown-up children and four grandchildren. Illustrations by: Matt Morrow.


Margot Finke said...

Vukani G. Nyirenda's stories sound fascinating Shari. Thanks for bringing them to our attention - especially Kalula - the Hare Outwitted.

These days, e-Books are beginning to take off!! They are fun, offer a different way for kids to read, and fit nicely into today's computer savvy lifestyle. Now if we can only get parents and grandparents on-board the e-BOOK revolution, + cheaper e-Readers!!

Margot Finke
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Shari Lyle-Soffe said...

I'm in favor of that. Thanks for looking in.