The Gift of the Sun: A Tale from South Africa

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Frances Lincoln, 1996 - Blacks - 28 pages
When Thulani tires of having to milk his cow, he exchanges it for a goat, the goat for a sheep, the sheep for three geese, until all he has left is some sunflower seeds. But then the seeds feed the hens, the hens lay more eggs and before long Thulani is enjoying good fortune - the gift of the sun.

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The plainspoken tale of a rural South African who seeks to simplify his life by selling his encumbrances. Thulani prefers basking in the sun to milking his cow, so he sells the cow and buys a goat. He ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Dianne Stewart was born and raised in South Africa. She studied psychology and African languages in school. Several of her books have been translated into Zhosa and Zulu. Jude Daly grew up in South Africa where she attended art school.

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