Who Is King: Ten Magical Stories from Africa
All kinds of animals feature in these ten sparkling stories from all over Africa, by an award-winning author and illustrator. Find out what happens to Lion when he challenges Elephant and discovers who is the real king of the savannah; laugh along with Tortoise as he bewitches the animals in Tiger's work-party with his irresistible music; find out why Hippo has no hair, how Elephant got his trunk, and why Cockerel crows. Then read about the woman who had a mouse-child!
About the Author & Illustrator
Beverley Naidoogrew up in Johannesburg. As a student she joined the resistance to apartheid, ending up exiled in England. Her first book, Journey to Jo'burg, opened a window for children world-wide, and has just celebrated its 25th anniversary of publication. Beverley has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal forThe Other Side of Truth. Her other books includeThe Great Tug of War,S is for South AfricaandAesop's Fables.
Piet Groblergrew up on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa. After working as a church minister, he made a career in illustration and now lectures at the University of Worcester. His awards include a Golden Apple at the Biennale for Illustration, Bratislava, the Octogone de ChÌÎ_ÌÎ?ne, the Premio Alpi Apuane and the IBBY Honour List. His books for Frances Lincoln include Fussy Freya with Katherine Quarmby,The Magic Bojabi Treewith Dianne Hofmeyr, andThe Great Tug of WarandAesop's Fableswith Beverley Naidoo.
Authors Beverley Naidoo and Piet Grobler