Jaha and Jamil went down the hill: an African Mother Goose

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Charlesbridge, Feb 1, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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"Following their Wood-Hoopoe Willie, Kroll and Roundtree team up again for an African take on Mother Goose. The concept is terrific: by altering the lyrics of 48 familiar rhymes. Kroll provides a virtual syllabus for study of African culture and wildlife".

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I really liked the book "Jaha and Jamil Went Down the Hill," by Virginia Kroll. It was a very interesting idea to retell the stories of Mother Goose with a different subject matter. My favorite part ... Read full review

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Virginia Kroll is a prolific writer, with over sixty books published since 1992. A full-time author and speaker as well as a writing instructor with the Institute of Children's Literature, she writes on topics ranging from African folktales to universal themes such as siblings and heroes. She has received a long list of awards, including the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for a parenting book, the Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year in 2004, and the International Reading Association/Children's Book Council 2004 Children's Choice Award.

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