Vacation in the Village

by Pierre Yves Njeng

Originally published in Cameroon by an organization of writers and artists who strive... read more

Originally published in Cameroon by an organization of writers and artists who strive to given African children stories of lives that will seem familiar to them, this picture story features a city boy named Nwemb who spends his summer vacation in the small village where his grandparents. At first Nwemb is worried that there won’t be anything to do there, but soon he makes friends with a cousin named Masso, who shows him the ways village kids spend their leisure time: fishing, playing games, climbing trees, and listening to the stories Grandfather tells about their ancestors. An unuusal glimpse into the life of a contemporary West African child is illustrated with brightly colored illustrations rendered in a naive style. (Ages 6-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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