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Orphan Boy

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ISBN-10: 1550050826

ISBN-13: 9781550050820

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Tololwa M. Mollel, Paul Morin

List price: $21.95
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Governor General's Award for IllustrationInternational Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour Book Award for IllustrationAmerican Library Association Notable Book Award, 1991 The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award for Illustration One night the old man looked at the stars but one was missing! Suddenly he heard footsteps. He turned his head to see an orphan boy. The man and the boy lived together. The boy had a special secret that he said he couldn't share. The man's curiosity got the better of him and his life was changed forever.This award-winning picture book is based on a Maasai legend about the planet Venus and tells of a…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 11/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Tololwa Mollel was born in Tanzania in 1952. He grew up in Arusha Tanzania at the times when oral tradition was still alive and well. Mollel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, and his masters degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He has worked as an actor and university theatre instructor in Tanzania and Canada and as a writer-in-residence for the Edmonton Public Library. It was not untill Mollel went to study in Canada that he realized the depth of experience related in the stories his grandfather told him. The Orphan boy is one of his best story books, it won the Canadian Governor General's Award in 1990. Mollel has also won the…