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This is the second story about Thobile, in which he and his granny arrive in Africa from London. He discovers that the large game herds of the Eastern Cape are gone and, through an encounter with tortoises, comes to understand his role as a custodian of nature.

Suitable for children aged 3 – 5 (Read-to-me) 6- 8 (Read-alone)

  • Selected for inclusion in Bookchat’s list of Southern African Children’s Books of the Year, 1991

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Paperback:

ISBN 0 620 14772 5
23pages
Colour illustrations by Lynn Stonestreet

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Reviews:


“An enchanting story.”
~ Living & Loving
“A beautiful story!”
~ Anne Irwin, Centre for Social Development, Rhodes University
“A well-crafted text, arousing imaginative interest on a fantasy level.”
~ Dian Stewart, Weekly Mail