Tales Of The Tokoloshe

Summary:

The folklore of many cultures is filled with stories about the adventures the “little people.” The Irish have their leprechauns, Arabs have their Jinn, and South Africans have their Tokoloshe. This book is filled with stories that recount the adventures, and exploits of one particular Tokoloshe.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is fun to read. Although the book's audience is preteen and its locale is South Africa, readers of any age and culture will enjoy the adventures of the Tokoloshe.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

This book is imaginatively conceived and exceptionally well illustrated. This book is filled with intriguing characters, a variety of exciting adventures. The author and Illustrator are at the top of their games and have produced a creative and imaginative work.

Type of Book:
This collection of short stories is drawn from southern African folklore.
Educational Themes:

Whether reading the book by themselves or in groups, readers will find that they want to talk about the characters and the adventures. They will certainly want to know whether their own cultural heritage has its own Leprechauns and Tokoloshe.

Reading Level:
5.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. I recommend this book for a child's bookshelf or for the classroom library at school. The Tokoloshe has an impish strain in his character that will delight adolescent readers.

Title Tales of the Tokoloshe
Author Pieter Scholtz
Publisher Struik Publishers © 2005
Illustrators Cherie Treweek
ISBN 1868729702
Material Hard Cover
Cost $10.36
Genres Cultures & Tradition, Fable | Folklore, Short Stories
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