The Night Before Christmas in Africa/Gullah Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas in Africa/Gullah Night Before Christmas


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The Night Before Christmas in Africa/Gullah Night Before Christmas by Jesse Foster, Hannah Foster, Carroll Foster, Sibusiso Masondo

Told in the rich, deep voice of Sibusiso Victor Masondo, The Night Before Christmas in Africa captures the essence of Africa. The tale is brought to life with the sound of thunder as lightning flashes across the sky and Father Christmas calls out, "Iba nokisimusi omuhle." Following the story are traditional African songs performed by the Sparrow Schools Choir.

In Gullah Night Before Christmas, Clement C. Moore's classic poem is infused with the spirit of traditional Gullah folklore and characters. Traveling through a coastal South Carolina town, Buh Rabbit delivers his presents to all the good boys and girls. However, following Gullah tradition, Buh Fox has his mouth set on rabbit for dinner and his eyes set on the presents. The result is an action-filled Christmas Eve that children will never forget. The narrative also includes a brief history of Gullah, an English-derived Creole language spoken primarily by African Americans along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589808515
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/23/2010
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Carroll Foster manages a small music company that promotes South African musicians. While home one night around Christmastime, Foster's children, Jesse and Hannah, asked why there were no stories combining African culture with the holiday season. Having no answer, they decided to write their own Christmas story. Born and raised in Texas, Foster moved to South Africa in 1982. She and her family live in a suburb of Johannesburg.

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