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Chirchir Is Singing [Kindle Edition]

Kelly Cunnane , Jude Daly
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Chirchir just wants to make herself useful like all her other family members. But she drops Mama's water bucket, spills Kogo's tea, and sends Baba's potatoes tumbling down the hill. Isn't there something that Chirchir does best? Set in the rolling hills of rural Kenya, this is a wise and lyrical story about belonging from Kelly Cunnane, the author of the Ezra Jack Keats Award winner For You Are a Kenyan Child, accompanied by Jude Daly's beautiful folk art-style illustrations.


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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, June 13, 2011:
"Images of security, dependability, and plenty offer a fresh picture of African life."

About the Author

KELLY CUNNANE is an author and educator who has been exploring and writing about East Africa since 1979. She received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for her picture book For You Are a Kenyan Child, which the New York Times described as "entrancing . . . [an] inviting introduction to a different culture." Kelly has lived and taught in Kenya and Mauritania and currently lives in Beals, Maine. Learn more at KellyCunnane.com.

JUDE DALY is the author and illustrator of Fair, Brown and Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story and To Everything There Is a Season, which Publishers Weekly called "soothing and enormously appealing" in a starred review. She has illustrated many children's stories and folk tales from around the world, including The Dove and The Elephant's Pillow. Jude lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband, author-illustrator Niki Daly.

Product Details

  • File Size: 5683 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (August 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FGUMLG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,285,643 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A familiar tale in a faraway place. October 25, 2011
Format:Hardcover
All the family members contribute to life in their Kenyan village. Chirchir wants to help too. She sings away as she attempts to boil chai tea, help make the mud floor, and harvest potatoes. Her clumsiness and inexperience get her passed on from one exasperated relative to another. Can Chirchir find a way to help her family, or will her cheerful voice be silenced by gloom?

This is a beautiful story, simply yet evocatively illustrated. The setting is exotic, yet the storyline is one that any young kid can relate to. I give it four stars only because the author's literary word choice, while vibrant, is a little distancing to young ears.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic January 7, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a great book. Our kids loved it. This books reads like the author lives in Africa and knows the native culture.
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