Papa ; ill. by John Clementson.
BROTHER, LITTLE SISTER
York : Barefoot Books, 2000.
author of this book has spent much of his life traveling around and experiencing
different cultures. At one point, he spent time with a Yoruba tribe
in Africa. The Yoruba have a strong tradition of story telling.
The author was accepted as a storyteller and named Papa Oyibo -- "the elder
who is a white man." This is one of the stories he told to the tribe.
story may be familiar to some of you. It is the story of a great
elephant who lived in Africa. She is a very happy elephant and lives
with her mother, sisters and aunts. One day as the family was eating
at the edge of the forest, she decided to go into the forest to eat flowers
-- for that's what elephants do. She became hopelessly lost and afraid.
As she ran through the forest, she stepped on a thorn and felt great pain.
She could no longer walk. How can she survive the night if she can't
walk? How will she ever find her family again? Only a new friend
can help now. To find out about the new friend, read BIG BROTHER,
LITTLE SISTER by Papa Oyibo.
Individual differences -- Fiction.
African elephant -- Fiction.
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