The Tortoise's Gift by Lari Don
A Story from Zambia (Animal Stories)

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One hot, dry summer in Zambia, the rain stops falling. Soon, the animals are very hungry and thirsty. How can they recover? They have heard of a wonderful tree that can produce fruit, but it will only do so if it is asked by name and no one can remember what it is called! The animals agree to send a messenger to the wise mountain to find out the name of the tree and bring it back. One by one, the animals set out, but remembering the name is not as easy as they had imagined . . .

About Lari Don

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MELANIE WILLIAMSON worked together with John Foster on a poetry anthology titled "My First Oxford Book of Nonsense Poems (Oxford University Press). Melanie lives in Manchester, England.
Published September 1, 2012 by Barefoot Books. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“When the rain stops falling,” he says, “this wonderful tree grows every animal’s favorite fruit.” Stylized, colorful acrylics portray the woeful animals as they seek out the tree, but once they find it, they can’t get it to grow any fruit.

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