From Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan comes a vibrant picture book retelling of a West African myth. A long time ago--a very long time ago--Thunder and Lightning didn't live in the sky. Uh-uh! They lived right in a village on the west coast of Alkebulan, called Africa today. Thunder was a mother sheep and impetuous Lightning was her son. How did they come to leave their home on Earth behind?
An Aldana Libros Book, Greystone Kids Kids 9 to 12 will laugh out loud while reading this adventurous graphic novel, which brings an African folk tale to life for a new audience. When Sarra's parents die, they leave her with an important warning: never let Dan Auta, her little brother, cry. But Dan Auta loves to make trouble. He hitches a ride on the back of a bird, pokes the eye of the king's son, and even pees on the king's head. Making sure he doesn't cry is much harder than Sarra thought! But Dan Auta's unbridled curiosity and determination may be exactly what everyone needs: a terrible monster called the Dodo is attacking the city... and Dan Auta is the only one with the courage to take him on. Dan Auta features: A delightful celebration of mischief and bravery A portrait of the extraordinary things kids are capable of when they follow their own paths Lively illustrations from renowned illustrator Piet Grobler Supplementary material that explains the folk tale's significance