Book
English

The canoe's story

Meshack Asare (author)

The canoe's story

Target audience:
9-11 years and up
Een kano vertelt. Hoe hij eerst een boom was en alle dieren in het bos hielp. Hoe hij steeds vaker mensen in het bos zag die bomen omhakten. Hoe hij op een dag zelf aan de beurt was en na uren kappen languit op de grond lag, niet langer de trotse reus die hij ooit was geweest. Hij vertelt over zijn dagenlange reis: van het regenwoud in het noorden naar de kust in het zuiden. Over de andere kano's
Title
The canoe's story
Author
Meshack Asare
Language
English
Parallel title
Het verhaal van de kano
Publisher
Legon-Accra: Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2010
63 p. : ill. + katern met Nederlandse vertaling
Note
Boek maakt deel uit van het pakket O Mundo, een kleine wereldbibliotheek, een project van Stichting Lezen dat de mooiste prentenboeken uit de hele wereld wil binnen brengen in multiculturele klassen. De website bevat informatie, de audioversie in de originele taal en lestips bij dit boek
ISBN
9789988647995 (hardback)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 50 times in Flemish libraries

About Meshack Asare

Meshack Asare (born 1945) is a popular African children's author. He was born in Ghana and currently resides in Degenfeld, Germany. On 15 July 2014, he was announced as a finalist for the prestigious international award, the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature, which he won on 24 October 2014, becoming the first African to receive the award. The Brassman's Secret was his representative text read by the nominating jury, and the award honors his entire body of work.

Life

Meshack Asare was born 18 September 1945 in Nyankumasi, Ghana. His mother Agatha Adoma Afram was a trader and his father Joseph K. Asare was an accountant. Asare was the second of six children. Asare studied Fine Arts at the College of Art in Kumasi, and between 1967 and 1979 he was a teacher in Ghana. During this time he began to write and illustrate children's books, including the much translated Tawia Goes to Sea, which received the Ghan…Read more on Wikipedia