The Tortoise’s Gift
“You can’t go,” said the animals. “You are too small and you are far too slow”
This is a new version of a very old African tale, with incredibly hot, bright, zinging pictures by Melanie Williamson.
The tortoise tale is one of the first stories I told when I became a storyteller, and I often tell it with the help of a big African drum. But when you read the book, you can make up your own rhythm for the wonderful word Awongalema…
The Tortoise’s Gift is first story in a series of six animal tales, all with incredible pictures by Melanie Williamson. The second story is called Never Trust a Tiger, and it’s out now too. The next two, about a bear and about a wolf, will be out next year.
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