Chirchir Is Singing

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Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
24 Reviews
Chirchir just wants to make herself useful like all her other family members. But she drops Mama's water bucket, spills Kogo's tea, and sends Baba's potatoes tumbling down the hill. Isn't there something that Chirchir does best? Set in the rolling hills of rural Kenya, this is a wise and lyrical story about belonging from Kelly Cunnane, the author of the Ezra Jack Keats Award winner For You Are a Kenyan Child, accompanied by Jude Daly's beautiful folk art-style illustrations.
  

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Vibrant illustrations add to this charming book. - Goodreads
The pictures were not the best in my opinion. - LibraryThing
Illustrations vary from one to two page spreads. - Goodreads
Illustrations were rendered in acrylics. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kwatkins89 - LibraryThing

Self-discovery is the message that Cunnane wants her readers to take from this book. I like this book because Chirchir discovered what she was good at but, the text was hard to understand. The book ... Read full review

Review: Chirchir Is Singing

User Review  - Tameika King - Goodreads

Chirchir loves to sing and finds that if she is not good at anything else that she is a great singer. I loved the illustrations and the incorporation of Swahili words. To me, the illustrations and the ... Read full review

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Copyright

About the author (2011)

KELLY CUNNANE is an author and educator who has been exploring and writing about East Africa since 1979. She received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for her picture book For You Are a Kenyan Child, which the New York Times described as "entrancing . . . [an] inviting introduction to a different culture." Kelly has lived and taught in Kenya and Mauritania and currently lives in Beals, Maine. Learn more at KellyCunnane.com.

JUDE DALY is the author and illustrator of Fair, Brown and Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story and To Everything There Is a Season, which Publishers Weekly called "soothing and enormously appealing" in a starred review. She has illustrated many children's stories and folk tales from around the world, including The Dove and The Elephant's Pillow. Jude lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband, author-illustrator Niki Daly.

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