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Unkosazana Nondlwane

Ukususela mhla oonondlwana baqalisa ukwakha izindlu zabo phantsi kophahla lwevaranda yabo, uDina wayesoloko ebakhangela yonke imihla. Akazange wababona oonondlwana bexabana. Kodwa umama notata kaDina baxabana njalo.

Kungenxa yesi sizathu uDina efaka iintsiba ezinweleni zakhe nesithsaba entloko. Ngelo xesha akangoDina.

Ungu Unkosazana Nondlwane. Uyabhabha aye kwindawo apho izinto zingcono.

ISBN 978 0 7993 4595 7

Lena’s bottle tree

Lena lives in a yellow cottage next to a big fig tree. She lives with Granny and Grandpa, a ginger cat, a rooster and four white hens. One morning Lena goes to town with Granny. There she sees a beautiful Christmas tree. This gives her a wonderful idea – she is going to make her own Christmas tree! A bottle tree that chimes magical songs in the wind and will help her to miss Mom less.

– Exclusive Books: Publisher’s Choice-lys – 2006

– ATKV-Veertjie: Finalist 2007

– Press Release: The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. Honourable Mention. 

The book is unusual and successful in two ways. The characters belong to the minority “coloured” community in South Africa, where few children’s books have featured a main character from that community. Death is an uncommon theme in children’s books and here it is very effectively handled and sensitively told.

Lena’s bottle tree: “A gentle, moving picture book rich with Christmas and Africa. Rewarding and responsible: a story which belongs to our land.” – Jay Heale, Bookchat.

ISBN 978 0 7993 4937 5

Halala Tyron!

Utyron wayengathintithi nakanye. Phambi kokuba umalume uJaap ahlale naye nomama wakhe, amagama ayedla ngokuzityibilikela lula njengamaqamza elwimini lwakhe.

Wonke umntu wayesithi umama wakhe unethamsanqa ukufumana indoda efana nomalume uJaap. Utyron nguye yedwa owayecinga ngokwahlukileyo. Wayenqwenela ukuxelela umama wakhe okanye uNkosazana Lea ukuba umalume uJaap ungubani na kanye …

ISBN 978 0 7993 4593 3