The Ancestor Tree by T. Obinkaram Echewa

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When old, blind Nna-nna dies, the children are very sad because he knew each child's name and something special about each one--but in learning to accept his death, they learn a lesson about the value of life.

About T. Obinkaram Echewa

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Molly Friedrich is a literary agent with the Aaron Priest Literary Agency. She represents a wide range of authors, including Frank McCourt and best-selling children's author Jean Marzollo. She and her husband have four children: Julia, Lucy, P-Quy, who was born in Vietnam, and Fernando, who was born in Guatemala. You Are Not My Real Mother is her first book. Christy Hale is a freelance art director, designer, and artist. She has illustrated a number of books for children including the award-winning Elizabeti series by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, The Complete Poems to Solve by May Swenson, and Who's in the Hall: A Mystery in Four Chapters by Betsy Hearne.
Published September 1, 1994 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Nigerian-born Echewa, author of such novels as I Saw the Sky Catch Fire , makes his children's book debut with an upbeat ``contemporary folktale.'' Nna-nna, the wise, benevolent elder of an African village, possesses an uncanny ability to ``see'' despite his blindness.

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