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...
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Lari Don spent ten childhood years living beside a distillery, a river and a railway line, giving her lots of opportunities for incredibly dangerous outdoor games. She was the Scottish National Party's Press Officer for many exciting and sleepless years and then a researcher and producer at BBC Radio Scotland. She won the Canongate Prize in 2001. She now...More about Lari Don
Melanie's illustrations for best-selling 'Pirate Pete's Potty' have been endorsed by Radio 2's Chris Evans on his Breakfast Show. CBeebies Bedtime Stories have featured three of her picture books including 'Cactus Annie', which she wrote and illustrated. Melanie's award-winning 'Wolf's Magnificent Master Plan' was read and animated on CITV Bookaboo. She lo...More about Melanie Williamson