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Friday, February 24, 2017


The African Orchestra is a humorous story that will enchant and entertain youngsters. Jacana Media has announced that the international rights of The African Orchestra were sold to Interlink Publishing in Canada.

With magical illustrations from Joan Rankin, who has illustrated over 30 books, and poetry from masterful storyteller Wendy Hartmann, who has had more than 40 children’s books published, The African Orchestra lyrically captures the magic of the African sounds of nature.

From the clicking of crickets to the crackle of fire, follow the journey that celebrates these sounds in the rhythm and music of Africa. It was also chosen as one of Jay Heale’s Bookchat Books of the year 2016.

Wendy Hartmann has been writing for many years, with more than 40 children’s books published. They range from concept, counting and beginner readers to high interest/low vocabulary readers and picture books. Her books have been selected for honours lists and nominated for awards for writing and illustration.

The African Orchestra is available in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu. ISBN 978-1-4314-2339-2 Price R120