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Adrienne Kennaway

  • 5 stars across 32 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.

    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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    2nd March 2017

    The Rainbow Bird

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    11th September 2007

    Rainbow Bird

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    1st September 1998

    Meerkat in Trouble

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    7th August 2008

    This is the Reef

    This is a celebration of the Great Barrier Reef and the significance it has on the marine life forms that it feeds, shel... More

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    1st January 2007

    This is the Oasis

    This is a celebration of an oasis - the green jewel of the desert - and the significance this has on the plant, animal a... More

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    31st December 1988

    The Bumblebee

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    17th June 2010

    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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    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 Baboo... 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 th... More

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    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 zeb... More

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    3rd February 2011

    Bumblebee

    From making a nest in spring to leaving her flourishing colony in autumn, a bumblebee queen's life is a busy one. She po... 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 Elephant ... More

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    1st September 1996

    Rainbow Bird: An Aboriginal Folk Tale from Northern Australia

    A bright, vibrant picture book retelling of a traditional Aboriginal fire myth from Northern Australia. "I'm boss for Fi... More

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    27th March 2008

    Togu and the Trees of Life

    The publication is a part of the Tunza Environmental Series for Children sponsored by the United Nations Environmental P... More

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    1st October 1986

    African Animal Tales: Hot Hippo

    Hippo was hot and thought how wonderful it would be to live in the water. Hippo pleaded with the god of Everything and... 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 them... 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 nest grass... More

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    11th February 2016

    African Animal Tales: Sleepy Cheetah

    This is the story of how Cheetah got her distinctive spots, and discovered that she could run as fast as the wind. Long ... More

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    1st March 2010

    African Animal Tales: Handsome Hog

    On the Great Grassy African Plain Handsome Hog had a beautiful smooth coat and an extremely elegant tail. This is the st... More

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    18th April 1991

    African Animal Tales: Awkward Aardvark

    Aardvark's snoring keeps the other animals awake night after night. Something has got to be done! Mongoose calls on the ... More

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    15th March 1990

    African Animal Tales: Tricky Tortoise

    When Elephant trod on Tricky Tortoise for the three hundred and thirty second time, Tortoise devised a cunning plan to t... More

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    30th June 2006

    Trishna and the Dream of Water

    This is a children's environmental storybook based on deserts and desertification. This children's story is part of the ... More

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    12th April 2011

    African Animal Tales: Running Rhino

    Rhino runs everywhere. And as he runs, he leaves a wake of devastation in his path. The other animals are fed up of this... More

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    15th January 2009

    Curious Clownfish

    Baby Clownfish ventures out of her anemone and into the reef, on a search for adventure. She meets a whole variety of fa... More

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    3rd May 2001

    This is the Tree: A Story of the Baobab

    The ancient and curious baobab tree is the centre of this evocative and informative book about the wildlife of the wide ... More

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