What's Cooking, Jamela?

Niki Daly, Author, Niki Daly, Illustrator
Niki Daly, Author, Niki Daly, Illustrator Farrar Straus Giroux $16 (36p) ISBN 978-0-374-35602-6
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-7112-1705-8
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The exuberant heroine of Jamela's Dress returns in a new adventure, What's Cooking, Jamela? by Niki Daly, that finds her determined to save Christmas, her pet chicken, from a starring role in the family's holiday meal. In a most satisfactory ending, Mama and Jamela prepare a vegetarian meal for the family instead. The tale opens a window on South African culture, from a school nativity play (""Jamela played Mary and carried baby Jesus on her back like a real mama"") to brightly patterned fabrics and a sprinkling of colorful Xhosa and Zulu vocabulary. (Oct.)
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