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African Animal Tales: Handsome Hog

Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway

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African Animal Tales, For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture storybooks

A brand-new title in this much-loved series of ethnic folktales, bursting with colour and vitality by an award-winning team.

On the Great Grassy African Plain Handsome Hog had a beautiful smooth coat and an extremely elegant tail. This is the story of how Handsome Hog lost his looks and became known as Warthog to the other animals.

Mwenye Hadithi is a pen name and means a story-teller in Swahili.

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Mwenye Hadithi

Author: Mwenye Hadithi was born in Nairobi in a rambling brick and wood house surrounded by ten acres. His early life was full of animals. He attended London University, studying languages and foreign literature. When his first attempts at short stories and radio plays were sold immediately, he decided to be the next great African Writer.

Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway moved from Kenya to London when she was 15 to study at the Ealing School of Art. Later she attended L'Academia de Belle Arte in Rome. It was on her return to Kenya that she began illustrating the picture books that have made her well known.

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