Night Before Christmas in Africa, The/Gullah Night Before Christmas

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This audio CD combines The Night Before Christmas in Africa with Gullah Night Before Christmas. In The Night Before Christmas in Africa, it's hot and dry in the plains of northern South Africa during Christmastime. On Christmas Eve, Father Christmas arrives in a donkey cart pulled by six kudu and a black rhino to deliver toys, sweets, chickens, and more. Can he also bring the rain the area desperately needs? Gullah Night Before Christmas infuses Clement C. Moore's classic poem with traditional Gullah folklore and characters. (Gullah is an English-derived Creole language spoken primarily by African-Americans along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts.) Traveling through a coastal South Carolina town, Buh Rabbit delivers his gifts to all of the good boys and girls. However, following Gullah tradition, Buh Fox has his mouth set on rabbit for dinner and his eyes set on the presents. The result is an action-filled Christmas Eve that children will never forget.
ISBN: 9781589808515
Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: The Night Before Christmas
Images: 25
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 4.75 (h)
A native Texan, Carroll Foster moved to South Africa in 1982 and has worked in the South African music industry since the 1980s, managing a music company that produces local recordings and promotes African songwriters. Her experience in the culturally rich music industry led her to further appreciate the unique vibrancy of life in South Africa, a devotion that translates into her colorful and innovatively African writing. One year during the holiday season, Foster's two children, Hannah and Jesse, noticed there were no African Christmas stories. They decided to write their own story and The Night Before Christmas in Africa, which at the time of publication was the first Christmas story set in South Africa, is the final product. The book was very well-received and was named one of Oprah's favorite things by the South African edition of O Magazine. Foster wanted to give back to the community that inspired her work, so every book sold supports a child at Sparrow Schools, an educational program in South Africa that assists disadvantaged, learning-disabled youth. Foster was raised in Texas and received a B.A. business degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She lives in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa.
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