Nabulela by Fiona Moodie
A South African Folk Tale

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After playing a terrible trick on Nandi, the chief's daughter, the girls of the village are given the task of defeating Nabulela, a white-skinned, people-eating beast that has been terrorizing their African home, in a retelling of a North Nguni folktale.

About Fiona Moodie

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FIONA MOODIE has illustrated many children's books and has had her work featured in several exhibitions. From a very young age Fiona wanted to write and illustrate children's books. After a few years of travel and work at home and abroad, she left for Europe and went to Paris where she attended art school. She and her family now live in Cape Town.
Published April 1, 1997 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (J). 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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She conjures up a beautifully elaborated, mythical African landscape, using a slightly naive sense of scale to demonstrate the relative power of the chief, and later the monster, over the villagers.

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