Spirit of the Cheetah: A Somali Tale
ISBN: 1937786854
EAN13: 9781937786854
Language: English
Publication Date: Jan 7, 2021
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 1" H x 10" L x 9" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Spirit of the Cheetah: A Somali Tale

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Young Roblay runs through his Somali village practicing for the big race, where only the fastest runners will be declared men. He turns for advice to his grandfather, who tells Roblay of the mighty Shabelle River, which is strong and swift like a cheetah. Roblay must capture that spirit if he is to finish among the winners of the race and become a man. Inspired by her father's storytelling, Khadra Mohammed joins Karen Lynn Williams in retelling this Somali coming-of-age tale, beautifully illustrated by artist Julia Cairns. The story of a proud people who once lived together peacefully and drew wisdom from the animals, it is sure to generate enthusiastic discussion in the classroom. An appendix provides further information on the cheetah--the fastest land animal on earth and now an endangered species.

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