Search Results: "Tololwa Marti Mollel"


BOOK REVIEW

A PROMISE TO THE SUN by Tololwa Marti Mollel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A fine choice for group sharing. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An African-born Canadian who made a splendid debut with his retelling of a Maasai tale (The Orphan Boy, 1991, ALA Notable Book) creates an appealing, apparently original pourquoi story: When drought withers the land, a bat joins the birds in seeking relief and is chosen as emissary. Read full book review >

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SONG BIRD by Tololwa M. Mollel
Released: Feb. 22, 1999

"This fleshing out of the old tale and Litzinger's spry, expressive watercolors make a vibrant presentation, ideal for noisy story-hour reenactment. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
Mollel (Kitoto the Mighty, 1998, etc.) skillfully reshapes this African tale about a magical bird that defeats a cow-stealing monster. Read full book review >

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SUBIRA SUBIRA by Tololwa M. Mollel
Released: Jan. 17, 2000

"A subtle message, which avoids didacticism through the simplicity of its language and the power of its illustrations. (author's note, pronunciation guide, musical score) (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
Adding a touch of magic, Mollel (My Rows and Piles of Coins, 1999, etc.) retells a traditional Tanzanian folktale about the costs and pleasures of taming a wild-child younger brother. Read full book review >

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THE FLYING TORTOISE by Tololwa M. Mollel
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"A broad, spirited rendition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The oft-told tale of how Tortoise cracked his shell gets a fresh and funny look in this Nigerian (Igbo) version from the author and illustrator of Rhinos For Lunch And Elephants For Supper! (1992). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 1992

"Delightful. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little hare is terrified when she comes home to hear a voice booming out of her own cave, proclaiming itself a voracious monster. Read full book review >

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KITOTO THE MIGHTY by Tololwa M. Mollel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"This old story is always compelling, in a setting full of adventure. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A familiar folktale is retold, as a mouse goes in search of the most powerful entity on earth, and finds out that it is one of his own kind. Read full book review >

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THE KING AND THE TORTOISE by Tololwa M. Mollel
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 1993

A king who is impressed with his own cleverness orders a robe of smoke. Read full book review >

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DANIEL ISN’T TALKING by Marti Leimbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"A skillfully crafted and bracingly unsentimental look at one mother's love—sometimes tender, sometimes frantic, always fierce—in the face of adversity."
The author of Dying Young (1989) tells the story of a young mother with an autistic son. Read full book review >