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The Wooden Camel

The Wooden Camel

by Wanuri Kahiu and Manuela Adreani
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/09/2018
RRP  $24.99 $23.25

Etabo dreams of being a camel racer. One day he might even beat his older brother when they race. But with the price of water rising, Etabo's father must sell the camels, and his siblings must find work. What will Etabo do now? From acclaimed Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu and Italian illustrator Manuela Adreani, this story of love and hope centers on the inspiring Turkana people of northwest Kenya. Told with gentleness and humor, it is a universal story about keeping one's dreams alive.

ISBN:
9781911373124
9781911373124
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-09-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lantana Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
240x240x9mm
Weight:
0.43kg
Wanuri Kahiu

Born in Nairobi, Wanuri Kahiu is part of the new generation of African filmmakers. Her films have received international acclaim and have screened in over 100 film festivals around the world. To date, Wanuri has written and directed six films and is working on her second feature length film.

Her awards include five African movie Academy Awards, Best Narrative Feature at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, Best Short Film at the Cannes Independent Film Festival and the 'Citta di Venezia 2010' award in Venice, Italy. She currently lives with her partner and two children in Nairobi. The Wooden Camel is her first picture book.

Manuela Adreani

Manuela Adreani has worked as a graphic artist and animator. After winning a scholarship to the European Institute of Design, she worked for the Lastrego e Testa studio on TV series produced and broadcast by Italy's RAI television.

In 2011 she embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator, working with Benchmark and Scholastic India. She illustrated the volumes Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Snow White, and The Wizard of Oz for White Star Kids, and was one of the winners of the illustration contest organised for the 130th anniversary of the creation of Pinocchio.

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