AUTHOR: TOLOLWA MOLLEL
ILLUSTRATOR: PAUL MORIN
DESCRIPTION: A mysterious young boy uses special powers to make life better for an poor elder man who befriends him until an act of betrayal changes everything.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: A great moral lesson in keeping faith with promises you make unfolds within this tale from the African continent. We are exposed to the drought-stricken conditions that have scorched the land and driven people to despair. Kiliken appears out of nowhere and brings prosperity to the Old Man until curiosity forces a breach of trust. The talking points that emerge will give young readers a chance to discuss the consequences of decisions we make and the importance of trust between true friends. There are great opportunities to explore the culture of the Maasai people and the planet Venus which becomes a special symbol with a name as mysterious as the boy who came from the sky!
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