review ½ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Obi OnyefuluCle to stimulate conversation about right wrong the ways in which we treat those around us and morality in general I know I have read a European version of this story where the good sister Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos falls down a well and works hardor the woman she inds there and is rewarded with gold while the evil sister tries to do the same but is too lazy to work and ends up with tar as I recall In this Nigerian version it is magic gourds that bring riches or poverty according to the behavior of the two sisters Vivid water color
"illustrations show both "show both and animals with wide appealing eyes The text reads smoothly and would make a great read aloud or older children The concept may be a bit challenging or the pre school set Genre Traditional LitMulticulturalI liked this book It was simple and I igure it would be easy or students to use to compare and contrast with the original The story *Did Not Stray And Was Not Too Involved I Would *not stray and was not too involved I would like to ind a book that is a. Is enchantingly retold in this traditional West African story of goodness greed and a treasure house of go. Ng a unit on airytales rom different cultures and I remember being intrigued and liking this one a lot Chinye is a book written by Obi Onyefulu and illustrated by Evie Safarewicz The book is about a young Nigerian girl named Chinye who is orced to live with her evil stepmother and stepsister after the death of her parents Forced to labour tirelessly The Seduction of Miranda Prosper for her stepmother she encounters an old woman in theorest while carrying out one of her many chores and her life is changed The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy foreverThe story is a West Africanolk tale that promotes the importance of *Having A Good Heart *a good heart not being greedy Evie Safarewicz s illustrations introduce the reader to life in a typical West African village with bright vivid imagery that add a real sense of atmosphere to the story The book is an excellent way or KS2 students to compare similarly themed stories such AS CINDERELLA IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND CULTURAL SIMILARITIES AND Cinderella in order to understand cultural similarities and
its own it is also an excellent vehi. powers are watching over her How Chinye discovers the magic of the gourds and transforms her life. The theme in this West African olk tale is *THAT GOODNESS RESPECT AND OBEDIENCE ARE REWARDED CHINYE IS *goodness respect and obedience are rewarded Chinye is African girl who lives with her stepmother Nkechi and stepsister Adanma Nkechi and Adanma treat Chinye badly making her do all the work Sounds like Cinderella One night they send Chinye out into the dangerous jungle to etch waterHowever the creatures she meets are kind to her and her willingness to listen to an old woman she meets brings reward in the orm of a magic gourd Elizabeth I filled with treasures Of course jealous Nkechi must then send her own daughter out to bring home riches but being greedy Adanma doesn t listen to the old woman and brings home only trouble to her mother Does this story soundamiliar It s undoubtedly the African original of Robert D San Souci s The eggs which "Eggs which set in the South Read both or a comparecontrast I love this West African version Recommended I read this in my 3rd grade advanced reading class we were doi. Poor Chinye Back and orth through the Theres Always a Trail / Home in the Valley forest she goesetching and carrying or her cruel stepmother But.On Its Own It Is Also An Excellent Vehi.