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Product Description

When Sarie’s teacher says, “Children, take out your reading books,” a sick feeling grips Sarie. The words trip up her tongue and she stutters and stammers, making the others in the back row giggle. But there are two people who sympathise: her friend Emile, and Ou Missus, the old lady living over the veld. One Sunday, Sarie comes across an old copy of Cinderella and begs Ou Missus to read it to her. Ou Missus says, “No – we will read it together.” And Sarie’s confidence grows, until the day finally comes when the school principal says to Sarie, “You read beautifully!”

A wonderfully illustrated, touching tale of a shy girl who blossoms into a story-loving reader, with a vibrant South African setting.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780711219939

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

Date published

August 1st, 2004

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.4; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details
  • 24 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Niki Daly

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Niki Daly lives in South Africa with his wife, the illustrator Jude Daly. He was written and illustrated many award-winning picture books, including Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky, which was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He won the Molteno Gold Medal Award for his contribution to English literature in South Africa.

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