First Come the Zebra by Lynne Barasch

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The story of two young Kenyan boys, one Maasai and one Kikuyu, who find a way to overcome their traditional rivalries and become friends.


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LYNNE BARASCH is the author and illustrator of several acclaimed children's books. Her works have won numerous awards, including the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People and the Skipping Stones Honor Award, and have been recognized among Bank Street College's Best Children's Books of the Year. Barasch's initial inspiration for Knockin' on Wood came many years ago when she learned about Peg Leg Bates from her youngest daughter's tap dance teacher. Barasch and her husband live in New York City. They have three grown daughters
Published July 1, 2005 by Lee & Low Books. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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After the rainy season, Kenya’s animals work in concert, each type eating from a specific niche of the lush grasslands, shown here in appealing, expansive ink-and-watercolor illustrations.

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Lynne Barasch gives a lesson about the universal problem of fear and prejudice in this story of two young Kenyan boys from different tribes.

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