The boy, the hornbil, the elephant, the tiger and the girl (De jongen, de neushoornvogel, de olifant, de tijger en het meisje)

The boy, the hornbil, the elephant, the tiger and the girl (De jongen, de neushoornvogel, de olifant, de tijger en het meisje)

Author: Peter Verhelst
Illustrator: Carll Cneut

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SKU: 9789462910560

This enthralling book evokes the colours, smells and sounds of Africa. The story is both told from the viewpoint of a young boy who is coming of age through a rite of passage, and from the viewpoint of his deceased sister. The girl can only let go of him and life, when the boy is able to success- fully endure the physical tests in extreme circumstances.

A story about the happiness and pain of growing up, and the power of family-bonds beyond death.

Themes: Africa, growing up, mourning, brother-sister relationship

The succesful duo Verhelst-Cneut has won every important prize with their picturebook The secret of the nightingale's throat, which has been published in 12 languages.

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