This copy shows very minor wear. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: An African boy carrying home precious water for his family shares it with a succession of animals and eventually has his kindness repaid in an unexpected way
From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3-There is a drought in an unnamed region of Africa, and Nobiah's mother must walk many miles to collect water. One day she is ill, and her son makes the trek. On the way home, a variety of animals beg him for a drink for themselves and their offspring, for they are dying of thirst as well. The good-hearted Nobiah obliges, but when he gets home, there is only enough water for his mother and baby sister-none for himself or the garden. That night, the animals come to the window and ask for something to drink. When he tells them what happened, they tell him to dig a well. By morning, the villagers have water. The interdependence of humans and animals has been a theme in African folklore, as expressed in the retellings of Tololwa Mollel and others. Yet this book is a pale derivative, appearing mainly to make a point rather than to provide a realistic sampling of the African folk tradition. Nobiah's mother is portrayed in both text and illustrations as a fierce, ill-tempered woman who lacks understanding of her son's generosity, and he must show his elders how to live. This is billed as "a modern folktale," but no sources are given. The generational reversal is not characteristic of African folklore or the rural African literary tradition, and its presence here shows the author's lack of familiarity with her material. The watercolors are done in a primitive style, and are of average quality; the first page of text has a totally different typeface from the rest of the book, and is jarring and unattractive.
Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Siena College Library, Loudonville, NY
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Título: Nobiah's Well: A Modern African Folktale
Editorial: Ideals Childrens Books
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Ideals Childrens Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2511593330
Descripción Worthy Publishing. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G0824986318I5N00
Descripción Worthy Publishing. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Nº de ref. de la librería G0824986318I4N00
Descripción Ideals Children's Books, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0824986318