Meet a crocodile, a snake, and an ant who would do anything for some kola nuts.
Meet a demanding chief who seeks a worthy husband for his beautiful daughter.
Now meet Koi, a worthy young man who just happens to have inherited a seemingly useless kola nut tree, and has just set out in search of adventure and romance.
Could Koi's kola nut tree possibly bring good to others? And could this good possibly come back to him in full measure? Read this delightfully spirited tale by the premier reteller of African folktales for children, illustrated with Joe Cepeda's boisterous paintings, to find out!
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Among the acclaimed reteller Verna Aardema's many picture books are Anansi Does the Impossible, about which School Library Journal raved: "Perfect for reading aloud...make room on the shelf." She is also the author of Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa and Travelling to Tondo, both chosen as Notable Books by the American Library Association, as well as Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, which won the 1976 Caldecott medal. Mrs. Aardema lives in Fort Meyers, Florida.
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Book Description Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110689817606
Book Description Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This African folktale tells the story of a son of a chief, who must make his way in the world with only a sackful of kola nuts and the help of some creatures that he has treated with kindness. Full color. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0689817606
Book Description Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0689817606