Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story

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Aladdin Paperbacks, Jan 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Once there was a little boy who played the ukelele. Wherever he'd go he'd play, Clink, clunk, clonk. His father was a magician. Wherever he'd go, he'd make things disappear, Zoop! Zoop! Soon the townspeople grew tired of the boy's noise and his father's tricks, and banished both of them to the edge of town. There they lived, until one day the terrible giant Abiyoyo appeared. He was as tall as a tree, and it was said that he could eat people up. Everyone was terrified, except the boy and his father, and they came up with a plan to save the town...

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I,m a HeadStart teacher in Jacksonville Fla. I have read Abiyoyo and Abiyoyo Returns to children for (8) years and it is always the children favorite books. The children request these two books more than any other books that is read to them. I personal love both books and enjoy reading them to the children. 

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A truly interesting story. Abiyoyo was a giant who could swallow cattle whole. it is up to a father and son pair who will once ostracized from the village to save the day. A great book about how you can always fix things Read full review

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Pete Seeger, (May 3, 1919 January 27, 2014) the internationally acclaimed songwriter, musician, and activist, was married to his wife, Toshi (July 1, 1922 July 9, 2013), for nearly 70 years. They are survived by their daughter, Tinya. In 2009 the PBS film "The Power of Song" celebrated his activism through music. There is a movement underway to nominate Mr. Seeger for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Michael Hays has illustrated several picture books, including the sequel to "Abiyoyo, Abiyoyo Returns." He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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