Mwenye Hadithi Hungry Hyena

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Hungry Hyena

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Hyena runs as fast as the wind, so Fish Eagle must take advantage of his greed to get back at him for tricking her out of her food. By the creators of Hot Hippo and Lazy Lion.

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About the Author:

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.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 2-Hungry Hyena watches from the papyrus reeds as Fish Eagle swoops down to snatch a fish from the lake. He tricks the unsuspecting bird into abandoning his catch and promptly eats it. The eagle screeches in anger and, in frustration, devises a plan with his friend Pangolin to teach Hyena a lesson about stealing. Hyena suitably receives his comeuppance and, to this day, he slinks across the great African Plain and can never again "run like the wind." The watercolor illustrations of this tale sweep across double pages in dramatic fashion, and range from bright jungle colors to foreboding hues of deep pinks, blues, and purples, strengthening the story's development. The animals' eyes are noteworthy in their emotional depiction of cunning, anger, and fright. In particular, Hyena's eyes turn from avaricious golden to bright orange as he is punished. This porquoi tale will be as useful on the picture-book shelves for younger readers as in the folklore section for those older students needing something to enhance social-studies or English assignments.
Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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