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Nobiah's Well: A Modern African Folk Tale
by Donna Guthrie (Goodreads Author)
A tale of a young boy whose compassion and understanding help him surpass his limits and expand his world. Sharing precious water with animals, the young boy returns home with only enough for his family, but not the garden. That evening all the animals he has befriended return and repay Nobiah in full. Full color throughout.
Hardcover, 1 page
Published September 1st 1993 by GuidepostsBooks
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6. Nobiah is a boy who is growing up in the dry deserts of Africa, where is mother works very hard to keep the family fed. Each day Nobiah’s mother walks miles and miles to get water for the family to drink and to water to garden, the only food source the family has. In the middle of the summer, the young boy is asked to go fetch the water for the day. After the long trek he fills the jar and starts the back home. On his way home he offers water to three begging animals because of the compassion ...more
A modern African Folktale about a boy named Nobiah who has to travel far to get a jar of water for his mother, sister, himself and their garden. The jar is heavy and Nobiah encounters three different animals who need a drink. Kind of heart Nobiah gives water to them, but comes home without enough water for the garden. While he sleeps, Nobiah dreams that the animals come back to him for more water, and he tells them he has no more water. Each in turn ask him to dig a well for them. When Nobiah ...more