[[ Epub ]] ❧ Yatandou Author Gloria Whelan – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Yatandou 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.


10 thoughts on “Yatandou

  1. says:

    Relates the story of a young girl in a small village in Mali, who finds a way to contribute money toward the purchase of a labor saving and money making millet grinder for the village This story is based on a program that actually exists to help villagers in Africa purchase such things as grinders, services such as having a well dug, and the building of scho...


  2. says:

    Definitely for older readers, though it can be shared with younger children This book tells, from a child s point of view, of life in Mali The story takes place in a time of transition, when the village women and children have worked hard to earn a machine that will help them grind grain in less than the usual 3 hours it takes for enough grain for a day The illustrations, in warm earth colors, set the tone for the book, but their impressionistic quality doesn t clearly illustrate the story T Definitely for older readers, though it can be shared with younger children This book tells, from a child s point of view, of life in Mali The story takes place in a time of transition, when the village women and children have worked hard to earn a machine that will help them grind grain in less than the usual 3 hours it takes for enough grain for a day The illustrations, in warm earth colors, set...


  3. says:

    I love this sweet and sad picture book, which I think could be very useful in a social studies class A global overview unit would be a great place to use this book it shows inequities in the world and the struggles to survive in parts of Africa.


  4. says:

    This is a story about a little girl named Yatandou who lives in a small Mali village in Africa She has to work hard everyday with the older women of the village to provide enough food for them to eat This is very tough work and the village women dream of something that can take the work load off of them Yatandou works hard to raise the money for such a machine She is an inspiring, determined young girl.I really enjoyed this book I appreciated the artwork in the book a lot too I have always This is a story about a little girl named Yatandou who lives in a small Mali village in Africa She has to work hard everyday with the older women of the village to provide enough food for them to eat This is very tough work and the village women dream of something that can take the work load off of them Yatandou works hard to raise the money for such a machine She is an inspiring, determined young girl.I really enjoyed this book I appreciated the artwork in the book a lot too I have always wanted to travel to Africa, but have not yet had the opportunity I love hearing true stories like this that are so inspiring and really teach us that there is so muchin the word and sometimes we take what we have for granted.This book would be great to use in the classroom on a lesson about African villages It would be a good way to show younger students that not everywhere in the world is like America and we are so fortunate for the things that we have and should be grateful always It is also a good w...


  5. says:

    A beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of life in Mali, where grinding meal and fetching water takes most of the women and girls day When a new contraption is promised to make grinding meal easier, young Mali must decide if she can sell her beloved goat A terrific book for Glob...


  6. says:

    I had hoped to use this for story time but there s not enough action It s a nice story describing life in a small village in Mali, but it s nothing special Upper elementary school interest level.


  7. says:

    Yatandou is a story about an 8 year old girl in a small village in Mali Yatandou s job, along with many other women in their village, is to pound and grind millet kernels They dream of having a machine to grind the millet but they cannot get it until they raise enough money Yatandou must decide if she should give up something she loves in order to make the women s lives in her village easier The illustrations as well as the storyline makes this story heart tugging When I have a little girl Yatandou is a story about an 8 year old girl in a small village in Mali Yatandou s job, along with many other women in their village, is to pound and grind millet kernels...


  8. says:

    Yatandou is a story that details the ins and outs of a young girl s daily life in Mali, West Africa From sleeping on a rooftop in order to avoid the harsh wind storms that frequently occur in her village, to selling her pet goat in order to benefit the village, the girl narrates the various activities that characterize her life This book is not very interesting because it lacks a definite storyline , but it has incredible oil painted illustrations and would be a great way to introduce the cul Yatandou is a story that details the ins and outs of a young girl s daily life in Mali, West Africa From sleep...


  9. says:

    In this short tale of an 8 year old names Yatando who is the primary character in the book The book shows courage, sacrifice, and hope While this story of Yantandou tells a tale about the life of a girl and her mother In the book Yandandou s mother is a secondary character The book talks about the beliefs and values of the African culture Yatandou teaches words in African that are displayed through the story Yatandou is put to work at such a young age and given great responsibility to he In this short tale...


  10. says:

    To get enough millet meal for one day s food, eight year old Yatandou and the women in her family must pound kernels for three hours This book is the story of Yatandou s small part in bringing a grinding machine to the Mali village where she lives, and is also a beautiful glimpse into another culture Gloria Whelan is an author I trust in writing sensitively about children from diverse cultures and countries Her words here are like poetry, and the glowing earth tones of Peter Sylvada s paintin To get enough millet meal for one day s food, eight year old Yatandou and the women in her family must pound kernels for three hours This book is the story of Yatandou s small part in bringing a grinding machine to the Mali village where she lives, and is also a beautiful glimpse into another culture Gloria Whelan is an author I trust in writing sensitively about children from diverse cultures and countries Her words here are like poetry, and the glowin...


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