A Stork in a Baobab Tree : An African 12 Days of Christmas, Hardback

A Stork in a Baobab Tree : An African 12 Days of Christmas Hardback

Illustrated by Polly Alakija


New in paperback. Set in Africa during the Christmas season, this is the story of a village preparing for a celebration - the birth of a child.

The story is told in verse inspired by the traditional carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, but in this version by the author Catherine House the gifts are: 1 stork in a baobab tree, 2 thatched huts, 3 woven baskets, 4 market traders, 5 bright khangas, 6 women pounding, 7 children playing, 8 wooden carvings, 9 grazing goats, 10 drummers drumming, 11 dancers dancing and 12 storytellers.

This is a Christmas steeped in the atmosphere of African village life, including descriptions of the objects and activities mentioned in the text.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, chiefly col. ill
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9781847801166


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