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    by Pete Seeger and Michael Hays

    The South African folktale of a father and son who use their unusual talents to vanquish a giant from the town that banished them. "A triumph of storytelling."—Publishers Weekly

    Support children’s early literacy development, encourage family involvement,and establish healthy reading habits with Read-Aloud Book Packs!

    This Read-Aloud Pack contains:
    1 read-aloud trade book.
    • 1 Audiocassette for early reading support.
    • A letter stressing the importance of reading at home and simple activities to make the most of every book.
    • A durable handle bag that conveniently stores everything.

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    Abiyoyo

    Abiyoyo

    by Pete Seeger and Michael Hays

    The South African folktale of a father and son who use their unusual talents to vanquish a giant from the town that banished them. "A triumph of storytelling."—Publishers Weekly

    $5.21 You save: 25%
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Abiyoyo

Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story

Author: Pete Seeger

Illustrator: Michael Hays

Interest Level:
K-2

Lexile Framework:
610L

Grade Level Equivalent:
3.2

Guided Reading Level:
O

Age:
5-7

Genre:
Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

Subject:
Cooperation and Teamwork, Courage, Bravery, Heroism, Honor, Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles, African

About This Book

In this book based on a South African lullaby and folktale, a fearsome giant, Abiyoyo, suddenly appears in a small South African town, causing the people to run for their lives. Nothing can stop the giant except for the sound of a little boy's ukulele — a sound that enchants the giant, but a sound that up until now none of the boy's fellow townspeople could stand to hear.

The boy's father also has a special gift: he can wave a magic wand and make things disappear, a talent the townspeople have found equally annoying. But now, the previously banished boy and his father are suddenly heroes, as they work together to get rid of Abiyoyo for good. The song that accompanies this thrilling and witty tale is a Pete Seeger classic.

Praise for Abiyoyo

"A boy and his father are banished because the father, a magician, has a habit of making things vanish. But when the monster Abiyoyo appears...the boy plays a song on his ukulele to make the monster dance; then the father makes Abiyoyo disappear, and all is forgiven. The charm of this...lies in Seeger's wry understatement coupled with Hays' outstanding illustrations.". — Kirkus Reviews


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