One Story, Many Voices
Quill soup Alan Durant Illustrated by Dale Blankenaar
Noko, the porcupine, is very hungry. On arriving at a village, he asks the other animals for some food and shelter. But, despite their full bellies, all the animals say they have nothing to spare. Never mind: he’ll just have to make do and cook a pot of soup from the quills off his back – a soup so tasty even the king likes it. Once the villagers hear of his plan they offer just enough ingredients to make a soup worthy of them all...
reza dalvand Reza Dalvand was born in 1989 in Iran. As a child, he had only one idea in mind: to draw. After studying graphic design at the Isfahan University of Fine Arts, he obtained a master’s degree in illustration at the University of Tehran. An illustrator and author of children’s books, he has published several children’s books in Farsi, French, German and Japanese in Asia and Europe.
This African version of Stone Soup celebrates generosity and kindness — and the message that we can all benefit if we share our resources. • Hardback • ISBN:978-1-910328-40-8 • Publication: 20 June 2019 • Price: £12.99 • 32 pp • 275 x 240 mm • Age: 5+ • Rights Available (excl. North America and South Africa English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Setswana, Sepedi, Siswati, Sesotho, Ndebele, Tshivenda and Xitsonga)