My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

by Maya Angelou and Margaret Courtney-Clarke

In Angelou's engaging first-person narrative young readers meet Thandi, an eight-year-old... read more

In Angelou's engaging first-person narrative young readers meet Thandi, an eight-year-old Ndebele girl in South Africa. Thandi relates details of her own life and of Ndebele culture, and these details are brought into focus through Courtney-Clark's shining, colorful photographs of Ndebele people. The Ndebele custom of painting houses with intricate, colorful patterns forms the inspiration for the design of this vibrant book that is an invitation to friendship. (Ages 5-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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