Juma and the Honey-Guide: An African Story

Robin Bernard

Published by Silver Burdett Pr, 1996
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Synopsis: Juma, a young African boy, and his father, Bakari, hear the calls of the honey-guide bird and choose to follow his song, through the wilderness of Africa, in search of the honey that the bird is sure to find.

From School Library Journal: Kindergarten-Grade 3?A succinct, beautifully packaged story. Young Juma and his father, Bakari, follow a honey guide through the African grassland, past grazing animals and hazy mountains, finally recovering a fine honeycomb to which the little bird has led them. When Juma is reluctant to leave a piece behind for the bird (a customary offering of thanks), Bakari uses a bit of drama to convince the boy. Bennett's colored-pencil and pastel illustrations done in a skillful crosshatch technique offer a series of spectacular drawings whose softness, depth, and perspective add immeasurably to the story. The scenery is drawn in such a way that larger, detailed people and animals in the foreground stand out when viewed from afar like well-focused photographs. While shades of sienna and umber dominate in skin tones and trees, in the dried thatch of the huts and the dry grass of the African plain, touches of green, blue, and yellow provide color and interest in each scene. In lifelike closeups, the artist captures both character and likeness between Juma and Bakari. The delicate balance of brief, lyrical text and strong illustrations leaves readers with a feeling of having eavesdropped on a father-son outing. Five (defined) Swahili words are included in the story. Pair this lovely book with April Sayre's If You Should Hear a Honey Guide (Ticknor & Fields, 1995) and Francesca Martin's The Honey Hunters (Candlewick, 1992).?Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
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Title: Juma and the Honey-Guide: An African Story
Publisher: Silver Burdett Pr
Publication Date: 1996
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