Book Series

Tales of the World Books

In order from Yatandou to Tuki and Moka: A Tale of Two Tamarins
Yatandou
Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers
Waiting for the Owl's Call
The Boy Who Wanted to Cook
Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story
Elena's Story
picture • 32 Pages
Yatandou
Series
Book #1

Yatandou

Written by Gloria Whelan & illustrated by Peter Sylvada
6 - 9
Reading age
32
Page count
46
Words per page
Aug 22, 2007
Publication date
Hardcover
$17.95
$16.69

Summary

Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors. And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat, she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels. To grind enough millet for one day’s food, the women must pound the kernels with their pounding sticks for three hours. It is hard work, especially when one is eight years old. But as they work, the women dream of a machine that can grind the millet and free them from their pounding sticks. But the machine will only come when the women have raised enough money to buy it. Yatandou must help raise the money, even if it means parting with something she holds dear. Through the eyes and voice of a young girl, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings to life one village’s dream of a better future. Atmospheric paintings from artist Peter Sylvada capture the landscape and spirit of this inspiring story of sacrifice and hope.

Tales of the World Series

Published from 2007 - 2013
9 books
picture • 32 Pages
Yatandou
Hardcover
$17.95$16.69
picture • 32 Pages
Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers
Hardcover
$17.95$16.69
picture • 32 Pages
Waiting for the Owl's Call
Hardcover
$19.99$18.59
picture • 34 Pages
The Boy Who Wanted to Cook
Hardcover
$16.95$15.76
picture • 32 Pages
Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story
Hardcover
$16.95$15.76
picture • 32 Pages
Elena's Story
Hardcover
$16.95$15.76
picture • 32 Pages
Welcome to America, Champ
Hardcover
$17.95$16.69
chapter • 40 Pages
In Andal's House
Hardcover
$17.95$16.69
chapter • 32 Pages
Tuki and Moka: A Tale of Two Tamarins
Hardcover
$16.99$15.80
YearTitleAuthorIllustratorPages
2007YatandouGloria WhelanPeter Sylvada32
2008Yuki and the One Thousand CarriersGloria WhelanYan Nascimbene32
2009Waiting for the Owl's CallGloria Whelan32
2011The Boy Who Wanted to CookGloria WhelanSteve Adams34
2011Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's StoryGloria WhelanBeth Peck32
2012Elena's StoryNancy Shaw32
2013Welcome to America, ChampCatherine StierDoris Ettlinger32
2013In Andal's HouseGloria WhelanAmanda Hall40
2013Tuki and Moka: A Tale of Two TamarinsJudy YoungJim Madsen32

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