A Stork in a Baobab Tree - An African 12 Days of Christmas

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Frances Lincoln

Catherine House / Illus. Polly Alakija


Set in Africa during the Christmas season, this is the story of a village preparing for a celebration - the birth of a child. The story is told in verse inspired by the traditional carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, but in this version the gifts are:

  • 1 stork in a baobab tree
  • 2 thatched huts
  • 3 woven baskets
  • 4 market traders
  • 5 bright khangas
  • 6 women pounding
  • 7 children playing
  • 8 wooden carvings
  • 9 grazing goats
  • 10 drummers drumming
  • 11 dancers dancing
  • 12 storytellers.
This is a Christmas steeped in the atmosphere of African village life, including descriptions of the objects and activities mentioned in the text.

Guidance for Use

A Stork in a Baobab Tree is ideal for teaching about different customs from around the world.

Developed for ages 5 - 9 (KS1 & KS2)

ISBN 9781847801166

Hardcover, 48pp, 240mm x 275mm

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