Books by John Kilaka

THE AMAZING TREE by John Kilaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The art, however, adds enough child appeal to make this a viable alternative to Celia Lottridge's Name of the Tree (1989, illustrated by Ian Wallace) or Jan Mogensen's Kakalambalala (1993). (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
Collected from a Tanzanian Fipa storyteller but available in similar versions from several traditions, this tale sends three successive delegations of starving animals to wise Tortoise for the magical name that will cause a certain tree to drop its fruit. Read full book review >