Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story [With CD]

Pete Seeger, Text by (Art/Photo Books), Michael Hays, Illustrator, Pete Seeger, Author Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers $19.95 (48p) ISBN 978-0-689-84693-9
Folk singer Pete Seeger's adaptation of the South African folktale Abiyoyo, first recorded in 1956, now comes with a sing-along CD (see Children's Audio, Sept. 10) in honor of the book's 15th anniversary. Michael Hays's artwork depicts the global villagers who drive a magician and his ukulele-strumming son to the edge of town only to invite them back when they make Abiyoyo the giant disappear. Seeger partners with Paul DuBois Jacobs to profile the same town 30 years later in Abiyoyo Returns, also illus. by Hays. Here, the father-son team is drafted to bring back Abiyoyo; they believe the giant alone can help them in their efforts to build a dam and save their town. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/2001
Release date: 10/01/2001
Paperback - 48 pages - 978-0-689-71810-6
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