Animal Stories, Book 1: The Tortoise's Gift: A Story from Zambia (Animal Stories)


One hot, dry summer in Zambia, the rain stops falling. Soon, the animals are very hungry and thirsty. How can they recover? They have heard of a wonderful tree that can produce fruit, but it will only do so if it is asked by name and no one can remember what it is called! The animals agree to send a messenger to the wise mountain to find out the name of the tree and bring it back. One by one, the animals set out, but remembering the name is not as easy as they had imagined . . .---from the publisher

48 pages                                               978-1846867743                               Ages 7-9

Keywords:  animals, folktale, diverse books, diversity, nature, tree, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, Africa, turtle, Zambia

Other titles in this series:

The Hungry Wolf:  A Story from North America

Never Trust a Tiger:  A Story from Korea

Masha and the Bear:  A Story from Russia

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