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A Stork in a Baobab Tree: An African 12 Days of Christmas

by Catherine House, illustrated by Polly Alakija
£11.99   hardback  Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd (2011)

A Stork in a Baobab Tree: An African 12 Days of Christmas by Catherine House, illustrated by Polly Alakija Set in Africa during the Christmas season, this is the story of a village preparing for a celebration - the birth of a child.
 
The story is told in verse inspired by the traditional carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, but in this version by the author Catherine House the gifts are: 1 stork in a baobab tree, 2 thatched huts, 3 woven baskets, 4 market traders, 5 bright khangas, 6 women pounding, 7 children playing, 8 wooden carvings, 9 grazing goats, 10 drummers drumming, 11 dancers dancing and 12 storytellers.
 
This is a Christmas steeped in the atmosphere of African village life, including descriptions of the objects and activities mentioned in the text.

ISBN 13: 9781847801166 | ISBN 10: 1847801161