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Dianne Hofmeyr

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Dianne Hofmeyr

  • 5 stars across 48 books
    Dianne Hofmeyr grew up next to the sea on the southern tip of Africa. Her travels with notebook and camera through places like Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal, Zimbabwe and just about everywhere in Africa have led to stories that have won the prestigious M-Net Book Prize, the Sanlam Gold for Youth Literature and the Young Africa Award. Di currently lives in Central London.
    3rd September 2015

    Zeraffa Giraffa

    This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. A young ... More

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    4th September 2014

    The Magic Bojabi Tree

    Python has wrapped himself around the melon/mango/pomegranate tree with its delicious fruit, and he won't share the fr... More

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    1st May 2017

    My Daddy is a Silly Monkey

    My daddy is a great big bear. He gets out of bed and grumbles and grouches, scratches and yawns! This charmin... More

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    5th October 2017

    The Glassmaker's Daughter

    Daniela the glassmaker's daughter is grumpy and never smiles. Her father promises a beautiful glass palace to anyone who... More

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    9th July 2020

    Paris Cat

    A sassy cat from the back alleys of Paris believes she is quite different to the rest of the rabble. She can do anything... More

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    4th March 2021

    Storm Dragon

    Storm! Storm! Rain raps the window, wind rattles the door. "Let's look for storm dragons," says Gr... More

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    1st May 2010

    Fiddle-dee-dee

    This stunning new edition of 12 popular anthologies features work from outstanding authors such as Joy Cowley, Margaret ... More

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    25th July 2001

    The Waterbearer

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    5th May 2009

    Eye of the Sun

    In this exciting sequel, Tuthmosis's brother, Amenhotep, struggles with the priests and his power-hungry young wife, Nef... More

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    17th April 2008

    The Faraway Island

    When a sailor can't bear life on ship any more, he jumps overboard and swims to a big barren rock. There he cares for a ... More

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