Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper! by Tololwa M. Mollel

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A humorous and ironic folk tale from the Maasai of East Africa in which only the frog (a most unlikely heroine) is courageous enough to take on a bully.
 

About Tololwa M. Mollel

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Tololwa Mollel was born in Tanzania in 1952. He grew up in Arusha Tanzania at the times when oral tradition was still alive and well. Mollel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, and his masters degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He has worked as an actor and university theatre instructor in Tanzania and Canada and as a writer-in-residence for the Edmonton Public Library. It was not untill Mollel went to study in Canada that he realized the depth of experience related in the stories his grandfather told him. The Orphan boy is one of his best story books, it won the Canadian Governor General's Award in 1990. Mollel has also won the Writers Guild of Alberta's R. Ross Annett Children's Prize for Big Boy in 1995. He was Shortlisted for Ontario's Silver Birch Award for The Flying Tortoise in 1994, and he won the Florida Reading Association Award for Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper! Barbara's family traded the British fog for the wind-chill factor of Winnipeg, Canada when she was three-and-a-half. She survived the winters and Cream of Wheat, eventually moving east to Toronto to study art at the Artists' Workshop, the New School of Art and George Brown College. Her career started with commissions for the Toronto Star and has branched into the advertising, institutional and publishing industries. Barbara combines the natural quality of water-colours with the brilliance of water-colour dyes. Barbara's humorous style has been said to portray "animals with attitude". But she is equally at home illustrating people, children, mammals, reptiles, dinosaurs, fish, insects, spiders or birds for products, packaging, posters, t-shirts, magazine and newspaper features and spots and children's editorial and educational materials. She has recently worked for companies such as Time Inc., McDonald's, National Wildlife Federation, Christie Brown & Co., Ralston Purina Canada Inc, Sears Canada Inc., Macleans, Chatelaine Magazine, CIBC World Markets, Edmark, Ontario Parks and more.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Stoddart Publishing. 18 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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A little hare is terrified when she comes home to hear a voice booming out of her own cave, proclaiming itself a voracious monster.

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This evocative retelling of a Maasai fable features a hare who finds that her home has been taken over by a mysterious interloper.

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