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Overview

Song Bird by Tololwa Marti Mollel, Rosanne Litzinger

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395829080
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.65(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile: AD570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tololwa M. Mollel, an Arusha Maasai from Tanzania, grew up on his grandfather's coffee farm, an hour's drive from Mount Kilimanjaro. After receiving his B.A. in Literature and Theatre at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Mr. Mollel went to Canada in 1966 to complete his master's degree at the University of Alberta. In the late 1970s he returned to Tanzania where he was Senior Lecturer and Head of the Theatre Department at the University of Dar es Salaam. At that time he was also co-director of a children's theatre and arts group. Mr. Mollel has written many books for Clarion. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota..

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.

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