Maryanne Bester

Maryanne Bester

  • 5 stars across 11 books
Maryanne and Shayle Bester are sisters who grew up on a Free State farm, where their father farmed cattle and sheep. They both graduated from the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, Shayle majoring in Fine Arts and Maryanne in Dramatic Arts. Together they run a company as decorative painters and illustrators, specialising in children's art.
17th May 2017

The elders at the door

Early one morning three tired, dirty, hungry elders – Blessing, Wisdom and Love – knock on the door of a family home. Th... MoreThe elders at the door

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17th November 2020

Time to Go!

Sometimes toddlers don’t want to go! This is a book for toddlers about leaving when they don’t want to or ending an acti... MoreTime to Go!

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16th June 2009

The Long Trousers

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6th October 2006

Three Friends and a Taxi

Three friends and a taxi is a tale first told to the author by a local guide in a taxi in the islands of the Comores. Sh... MoreThree Friends and a Taxi

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6th October 2006

The Cool Nguni

Cool Nguni is a story about a young Nguni calf who questions his identity in relation to other cattle breeds from across... MoreThe Cool Nguni

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9th August 2009

The missing ball

Gaps, the endearing Nguni calf, and his cousin Sugarbean--named because of her speckled, sugar bean-like hide--want to p... MoreThe missing ball

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14th March 2014

I Know That!

Continuing the Bester sisters' beloved Cool nguni series, I know that follows Gaps, the nguni calf, as he introduces his... MoreI Know That!

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1st March 2014

Ndiyazi!

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1st March 2014

Ngiyakwazi Lokho!

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1st March 2014

Ek Weet Dit!

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  • Time to Go!

    Time to Go!

    This whole series is just--well--Terrific!--for families with toddlers! Every one of these books is developmentally appropriate, charming, beautifully...

  • The elders at the door

    The elders at the door

    Great traditional African fable, three elders who arrive at the door, but which elder should the family invite in?
    Lovely colourful illustrations, wi...

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