Traveling to Tondo by Verna Aardema
A Tale of the Nkundo of Zaire (Dragonfly Paperback)

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On his way to his wedding, with his friends as attendants, a civet cat meets with extraordinary and unexpected delays.

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Aardema grew up in New Era, Michigan as the third in a family of n ine children. A cedar swamp in the back of her house served a s her inspiration and retreat as a young aspiring writer. * At Michigan State College, Verna took many writing courses, but none that were aimed at writing for children.She didn't think about the children 's book field until many years later, when she had to make up stories to get her baby daughter to eat. * Verna writes mostly African folktales because of her fascination with that infinitely diverse continent. Out of its jungles, deserts, and great plains have come some of the most unusual and charming folktales in the world. * As of today, Verna has published over 25 books and is still working on more. Her books have been translated into French, Spa nish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese and Afrikaans.* Verna lives in North Fort Myers, Florida, with her husband, Albert. "From the Hardcover edition. WILL HILLENBRAND has written and illustrated many award-winning picture books, including The House That Drac Built by Judy Sierra and his own Down by the Station. He lives in Terrace Park, Ohio.
Published January 16, 1991 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The others wait patiently while Bowane goes back for his drinking bowl, which sets a precedent: later, they alt wait while the pigeon's acorns: ripen and then while the boa digests a large meal;

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