by Jill Apperson Manly
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Feb 2016 | Archive Date 20 Apr 2016
Nothando’s Journey is a journey in self-discovery told through the eyes of a young girl named Nothando.
The book tells of the Reed Festival, an important celebration in Nothando’s country of Swaziland in Southern Africa. Nothando and her brother venture into the unknown hills, in order to get to the festival on time.
As Nothando explores the hills of Swaziland, she visits with various animals—Nothando moves freely with the animals, and begins to become comfortable with who she is.
By the end of the book, the reader will soon learn that Nothando is “grateful to be Nothando.”
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Average rating from 3 members
The best thing about Nothando's Journey are the colorful textural illustrations which take us on the sibling's journey to the other village. Along the way Nothando observes and learns from the animals and their tracks which they see. The book reinforces a greater connection between humanity and the animal kingdom especially in cultures who live close to the land and take the time to be still and learn.