The baobab tree story, which I wrote (the church version) is actually based upon a true story, told by Limakatso Nare, a Lutheran pastor who is currently serving a congregation in Louisiana. When he was growing up in his native Africa, he gathered for Sunday school under the baobab tree. Here he learned the Biblical stories of Noah and the ark, Jonah and the big fish, and the parables of Jesus. His Sunday school experiences inspired my story, Under the Baobab Tree.
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From the opening full-bleed, full-spread watercolor illustration of a young boy greeting the dawn in front of his grass-roofed hut with arms stretched wide toward heaven, to the final spread of a community gathered to praise God under a baobab treeâs encompassing branches, a spirit of quiet joy...Apr 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Under the Baobab Tree
Take a journey across the beautiful landscapes of Africa with Moyo and Japera, siblings on their way to the baobab tree, which is also known as The Tree of Life.Aug 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Under the Baobab Tree
by Julie Stiegemeyer is a children’s book about the importance of the baobab tree in Africa.Jun 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Under the Baobab Tree