Dear Baobab-ebook

By Cheryl Foggo

Illustrated By Qin Leng

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Maiko has left his village in Africa far behind, moving to live with his aunt and uncle in North America. When he thinks of home he thinks of the large Baobab at the center of his old village. To ease his loneliness, Maiko adopts the little spruce tree in the front yard of his new home. When he learns that the spruce is in danger of being cut down, Maiko knows he can't let that happen.

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Publication Date: September 1, 2011

Reading Age: 3 - 5

Reading Level: N

Genre: Picture Book, Children's Fiction

Product Format: E-book – EPUB

Pages: 24

ISBN: 978-1-926920-57-3

About the Author

Cheryl Foggo

Cheryl Foggo is an author, screenwriter and playwright. She has a particular interest in the history of Black pioneers on the prairies and has written extensively on that subject, most significantly in Pourin' Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West. Her young adult novels, One Thing That's True and I Have Been in Danger were finalists for the Governor General's Award and the Silver Birch Award respectively. Her most recent films are John Ware Reclaimed and Kicking Up A Fuss: The Charles Daniels Story. She lives in Calgary.

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Qin Leng

About the Illustrator

Qin Leng

Qin Leng was born in Shanghai, China and lived in France before moving to Montreal. She always loved to illustrate the innocence of children and has developed a passion for children’s books. She now works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto.
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