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.