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Archive for the ‘Childrens Literature’ Category

Reading: Desmond Tutu at the Centre for the Book

God's DreamExclusive Books and Pan Macmillan are pleased to invite you to a public reading from God’s Dream, the new book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams, with illustrations by Leuyen Pham.

Nobel peace laureate Tutu himself will be reading from the book. We look forward to seeing you there!

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New from Desmond Tutu God’s Dream for Children

God's DreamPan Macmillan is proud to release God’s Dream, a delightful, warm and simple introduction to Desmond Tutu’s message of peace, written by the Archbishop with Douglas Carlton Abrams and illustrated by Leuyen Pham.

Human beings have many differences: we speak different languages, have different customs and think in different ways. Yet we are all God’s children, and God dreams that, like any family, we will learn to love each other and live in peace together.

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Mabuza Leaves a Footprint with South African Animals

South African AnimalsLindiwe Mabuza & Feyi George Lindiwe Mabuza, SA’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and author of the poetry collection, Footprints and Fingerprints, has recently released a book for children called South African Animals.

On the vast South African plains, Mbali, a young Zulu girl, welcomes readers to her country and takes us on a wonderful trip around its many varied habitats. She points out the local animals, from aardvark, buffaloes and cheetahs, to whales, yellow-beaked kites and zebras.

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Sarah Coppings Interviews Niki Daly

Elsa and the Little ThingamajigNiki DalyThe finished product Children’s author Niki Daly’s latest work, Elsa and the Little Thingamajig, is illustrated by Joan Rankin and was recently released in a series of launches, including in Cape Town.

Now, in an interview with Sarah Coppings, we learn that what inspired Daly to write Elsa was actually Rankin’s drawings, and that this is in fact mostly the case – that “what inspires Daly when he writes books are the drawings”.

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Video: Niki Daly Reads to Little Book Lounge Thingamajigs

Jasper, Ankia and Saskia Bormans Niki Daly and Joan Rankin Niki Daly read to an audience of delighted children at the Book Lounge in Cape Town this past Saturday, while Joan Rankin held up the beautiful illustrations in their book, Elsa and the Little Thingamajig. Rankin was asked specifically, by Daly, to hold up her book the right-way-up for the children to see: “I can’t read upside-down,” he explained to giggles.

The reply he got was an inquisitive, “Why can’t you read upside-down?” from one of his young admirers.

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