Jaha and Jamil Went Down the Hill: An African Mother Goose   -     By: Katherine Roundtree
    Illustrated By: Virginia Kroll
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Jaha and Jamil Went Down the Hill: An African Mother Goose

Illustrated By: Virginia Kroll
Charlesbridge Publishing / Paperback

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Based on the rhythm and key words of traditional Mother Goose rhymes, these African poems touch upon the animals, people, weather, and life lived in Africa. A page in the back shows what countries the bright pictures represent. 32 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Charlesbridge Publishing
Dimensions: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
ISBN: 0881068659
ISBN-13: 9780881068658
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 4-7

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Publisher's Description

Hey, diddle, diddle, Cricket did fiddle
While Firefly mimicked the moon.
Wildebeest rumbled
While Wild Dog grumbled, and Lion chased after Baboon.

Introducing Mother Goose as you've never seen her before! This unique look at Africa preserves all the charm of the original Mother Goose favorites while weaving a modern treasury of rhyme. Tantalizing color illustrations and patterned borders reveal the splendors of Africa's countries. A helpful map of Africa is included. JAHA AND JAMIL is sure to become a beloved classic.

Author Bio

Virginia Kroll has contributed more than 1500 items to juvenile magazines. She travels throughout the country speaking to children about writing multicultural books. She is the author of many children's books, including WOOD-HOOPOE WILLIE, A CARP FOR KIMIKO, SWEET MAGNOLIA, JAHA AND JAMIL WENT DOWN THE HILL, HATS OFF TO HAIR!, MASAI AND I (Four Winds Press), and BUTTERFLY BOY (Boyds Mill Press). Virginia lives in New York with her family.

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