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Where are you going, Manyoni? by Catherine Stock

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Where is Manyoni going? past the great gray baobab tree, across the fever tree pan teeming with birds, and over the krantz above Tobwani Dam where thirsty animals want to drink?

Readers will find out as they follow Manyoni's journey to a place where she loves to be.

Catherine Stock has transformed her own love of the African veld into spectacular watercolor paintings. She urges readers to seek out the shy wildlife in each one, and to try out some new words in her playful text.

All over Africa children like Manyoni walk miles to their destinations. Looking, listening, and reading out loud, readers cal share Manyoni's wonderful morning walk.

Catherine Stock spends as much time as she can in the African veld. She went to Zimbabwe to paint and came away three months later with Where are you going, Manyoni? She also wrote and illustrated Armien's Fishing Trip, which is set in the South African village of Kalk Bay. In a starred review, School Library Journal noted, "It's Stock's luminous watercolors that extend this simple picture book, transporting readers to a faraway land...A joyous journey." Ms. Stock also illustrated Karen Lynn William's Galimoto, set in Malawi, which won many awards and was featured on PBS's Reading Rainbow.

 

Where are you going, Manyoni?