When the Song Bird sings her magical song, amazing things happen. A cleared field is once again overgrown with weeds. Empty gourds fill up with milk. And a determined little girl named Mariamu is whisked away to the nighttime realm of Makucha, a gruesome, greedy monster, then brought home again in triumph with all the cattle Makucha had stolen. The power of a promise, and of a song, infuses this marvelous adventure, adapted from a traditional story and accompanied with bright, whimsical illustrations. The tune is included so that readers can sing along. Author's note.
About the Author
Rosanne Litzinger's charming illustrations have appeared in numerous picture books, including, for Clarion, The Little Golden Lamb by Ellin Greene and Song Bird by Tololwa M. Mollel. She lives in Southern California.