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Mwenye Hadithi

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Mwenye Hadithi

  • 5 stars across 16 books

    Author: Mwalimu is the pseudonym of journalist and novelist Peter Upton and this was his first book for children.

    Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway moved from Kenya to London when she was 15 to study at the Ealing School of Art. Later she attended L'Academia de Belle Arte in Rome. It was on her return to Kenya that she began illustrating the picture books that have made her well known.

    1st April 1984

    African Animal Tales: Greedy Zebra

    When the animals discovere a cave full of furs and skins, they discarde their drab skins for glossy new ones. Greedy z... More

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    1st February 1989

    African Animal Tales: Crafty Chameleon

    Tormented every morning by leopard and bullied by crocodile, the clever little chameleon decides to play a trick on th... More

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    3rd May 1990

    African Animal Tales: Lazy Lion

    Lazy Lion orders the animals to build him a house on the African plain. The Weaver Birds build him a house of ... More

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    6th August 2009

    African Animal Tales: Cross Crocodile

    Long ago on the Great African Plains, it was so dry before the rain came that all the animals were hot, and thirsty, and... More

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    17th March 1994

    African Animal Tales: Baby Baboon

    Leopard is hungry, but he is also lazy. How will he catch his dinner? Leopard recruits the help of Baboon and Baby Bab... More

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    17th February 1994

    African Animal Tales: Hungry Hyena

    Hungry Hyena steals Fish Eagle's dinner and sets off a chain of events which leads to the hyenas reaching for the moon... More

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    1st June 2009

    African Animal Tales: Laughing Giraffe

    In the days long ago, Giraffe was the noisiest animal on the Great African Plain. He shouted a lot and he laughed all ... More

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    19th May 2011

    African Animal Tales: Bumping Buffalo

    Bumping Buffalo liked to bump. He had great big horns with a huge pad in the middle, just right for bumping the other an... More

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    20th August 2009

    African Animal Tales: Enormous Elephant

    In the days before the Big Rains, many of the animals looked very different. This is the story of how Enormous Elephan... More

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