In order to have his reward from Grandmother, Yoanes must first gather enough eggs to take to market. But Grandmother's hens don't make the job easy. They lay their eggs in the strangest places—the bedroom, the cow barn, and even the outhouse. And Kele, Grandmother's most unusual hen, is most clever at hiding her eggs. Poor Yoanes has to follow her all over the family compound and coffee farm if he is to discover all of her secret hideouts. But she leads him to the one place on the farm that he is most afraid of, will he dare search any further? If he is to earn his reward, the precious coin from Grandmother, he will have to.
About the authors
Tanzanian-born Tololwa Mollel is a children's author, dramatist and storyteller. His books include The Orphan Boy, Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper and Big Boy. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
Catherine Stock has illustrated many picture books, including A Porc in New York and A Spree in Paree, which was one of Time Magazine’s Ten Best Children’s Books of the Year. Born in Sweden, she now lives in France.