Refilwe (Best Loved Tales for Africa)
by Zuksiwa Wanner
Publication Date: Apr 01, 2015
List Price: $9.95
Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Jacana Media
Publisher: Jacana Media
Parent Company: Jacana Media, Ltd
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A take on the traditional German tale Rapunzel in a Southern African setting
Zukiswa Wanner brings young readers a retelling of the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel, with a uniquely South African twist. Refilwe is the story of the dreadlocked beauty who is stuck in a cave on top of a mountain awaiting her prince, Tumi. This take on the classic tale will have the children chanting, “Refilwe, Refilwe let down your locks . . . So I can climb the scraggy rocks!” Based on the original version but reimagined for African children, the tale is enriched with magical illustrations by Tamsin Hinrichsen that will keep all children entranced and foster in them a love of reading.
- Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
- Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
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