The Village That Vanished
Anne Grifalconi (A) and Kadir Nelson (ILT)
List Price: $6.99 (Paperback - African Village / Escape - 2004)
Description: An inspiring tale of one girls struggle to preserve her peoples freedom. Young Abikanile and all of the villagers of Yao feel safe hidden deep within the African jungle. But word has come that the slavers are on their way!
Abikanile looks to her mother and her grandmother for strength and guidance. These two brave women come up with a plan to fool the slavers and protect their tribe. But as the villagers retreat into the forest, Abikanile finds that she too has the courage to help her people stay safe and free. (40 pgs) Ages 4-8
Ashay says, "This award winning book tells a wonderful story about how one girls creative smarts and courage saved her people and their village. The crocodiles came to their rescue! However fictional or true, this story is certainly part of the rich African folk lore that can be found in Wesr Africa. Love this story and the art. Musthave for the library And classroom."
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 7.5 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces