An African Tale
- Greystone Books Ltd
- Initial publish date
- Nov 2022
- African, Fairy Tales, Folklore, Legends & Mythology, Monsters, Siblings
- Publish Date
- Nov 2022
- List Price
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
- Reading age: 9 to 12
An Aldana Libros Book, Greystone Kids
Kids 9 to 12 will laugh out loud while reading this adventurous graphic novel, which brings an African folk tale to life for a new audience.
When Sarra's parents die, they leave her with an important warning: never let Dan Auta, her little brother, cry. But Dan Auta loves to make trouble. He hitches a ride on the back of a bird, pokes the eye of the king's son, and even pees on the king's head. Making sure he doesn't cry is much harder than Sarra thought!
But Dan Auta's unbridled curiosity and determination may be exactly what everyone needs: a terrible monster called the Dodo is attacking the city... and Dan Auta is the only one with the courage to take him on.
Dan Auta features:
- A delightful celebration of mischief and bravery
- A portrait of the extraordinary things kids are capable of when they follow their own paths
- Lively illustrations from renowned illustrator Piet Grobler
- Supplementary material that explains the folk tale's significance
About the authors
José Ortega y Gasset's profile page
Piet Grobler is a world-renowned illustrator of children’s books. He has illustrated more than eighty books, which have been published in many languages, and he has won a number of awards, including two silver medals at the Noma Concours (Japan), the Octogone de Chêne (France) and a Golden Apple at the Biennial of Illustration in Bratislava. He lives in Pretoria and is the visiting Professor in Illustration at the University of Worcester, in the United Kingdom.
Federico Allodi's profile page
"Hilarious and subversive."
"A thought-provoking tale."