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Under the Baobab Tree

Written by Julie Stiegemeyer & illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Published by Zonderkidz
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Moyo and Japera travel down the red dusty road to the next village. There, they will gather under the baobab tree, the Tree of Life. Moyo knows that some days the market wagon stops under the baobab tree. Villagers buy brightly colored cloth and heavy pots and pans. But who will gather today under the baobab tree? Come to a special place―a wondrous gathering place known as the baobab tree, the Tree of Life. Moyo and Japera know that almost anything can happen here. But today? Today the most important and truest stories of all will be told. People will come to hear, to pray, and to sing. And as the children journey to the tree they have only one question: Who will gather under the boabab tree? …Will you?

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Who Wrote Under the Baobab Tree

Julie Stiegemeyer

Julie Stiegemeyer has authored more than twenty books for children. She has also written for magazines, newspapers, and devotional books. In addition to writing, Julie teaches writing and English as a Second Language. Julie and her husband and son live in Irvine, California. Find out more at

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Who Illustrated Under the Baobab Tree

E.B. Lewis

E.B. Lewis is the award-winning illustrator of such books as Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald, which was a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and This Little Light of Mine. He received the Caldecott Honor for Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes. E.B. Lewis lives in New Jersey, and you can visit him online at

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Publication Date:
April 23, 2012

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