Van Aggelen African Literary Agency

The African Orchestra

Screenshot 2015-11-18 11.50.36Written by Wendy Hartmann

In the beginning, when all things began, these were the sounds which were music to man.

‘Cicadas, crickets, beetles and frogs Seedpods, cocoons, hollowed out logs Crackling fires, the patter of rain Thundering hooves on the African plain Birds in the air, in the trees – on the land Wind in the grass through the leaves – over sand.”

Screenshot 2015-11-18 11.41.26With magical illustrations from Joan Rankin, and poetry from masterful storyteller, Wendy Hartmann, the rhyme lyrically captures the magic of the African sounds of nature. From the clicking of crickets to the crackle of the fire, follow the journey that celebrates these sounds, in the rhythm and music of Africa.

Paperback * 288x247mm * 32pp * April 2016
Rights: World Rights
Publisher: Jacana Media, Johannesburg
Agent: Bieke van Aggelen

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