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DANCE, TSHIPO, DANCE/DANS, TSHIPO, DANS/ TJEKA, TSHIPO, TJEKA

2004 (Van Schaik)

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As a small boy, Tshipo already loved to dance.  He danced when he was happy, and he danced when he wanted to make other people happy.   That is why he was called Tshipo – springhare. After he finished school, he got a job as a postman.  He made a new friend – an old man who was waiting for a letter from his daughter. One day, robbers attacked the old man and Tshipo saved his life. And then came the day when he could take the good news to the old man….

 

 

HULANYE SE VERGISSING

2004 (MML)

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Hulanye was a five-year-old boy who got the “Hulanye” because he was pulling everything: the ears of the dog, his mother’s beads, the tablecloth and lots of other things.  This habit got him into serious trouble when he pulled a fire alarm out of curiosity. 

But he also had lots of fun when he picked up money and his brother took him to an amusement park where he could pull the levers of the amusement boxes.  

 

ROER JOU RIETE PAMPAS/PHAHAMELA MAPOQO, PAMPASE!

1998 (Van Schaik)                        Order at:    

Pampas was twelve years old.  He did not go to school, because he had to take care of his grandpa who was blind.  He loved his grandpa very much, especially on pension day when Grandpa used to buy him sweets and also when grandpa was telling him his stories. He told Pampas about Marimba, the mother of music.  One-day thieves robbed grandpa and he died.   What was Pampas going to do now?  His aunt had a good plan.  She taught him to read and write.  He learned how to make a car out of wood, and also a Mukimbe, a type of xylophone.  His nephew Dintwe was very jealous of him and gave him a lot of trouble, but Pampas was too clever for him.   Pampas worked out a new life for him, a life where he could earn something.   He became a street musician.  He and his mukimbe became famous.  He lived with his mother and had a good relationship with her.   His father was a stranger to him, but he came for grandpa’s funeral.   And then there was Pule, the beautiful girl who stayed with her aunt and came to visit…

 

MENGELMOES/THUKULATSHE

2004 (Van Schaik)                      Order at:    

Mengelmoes/Thukulatshe is a book with short stories.  The background of the stories is mostly the rural areas.  We find some interesting characters: Where did Kgopiso go to at night when everybody was asleep?  He followed his father and discovered something wonderful.When Keabetswe's father had too much to drink, he easily took off his police belt to hit the children.  What could Keabetswe do when she was afraid of him? Sekola got very angry when the donkey gave him trouble, but it was this same donkey that helped him a lot when his grand nephew from the city visited him - the nephew who owned his own cell phone. Thabiso made a lot of plans to buy a bicycle.  And then came the fire and suddenly it seemed as if nothing was going to happen with his plans. Lehlohonolo had a food stall at the taxi rank for one day. He learned that you had to think very carefully before you accused someone. Palesa learned at the school how to make a vegetable garden. And why did Lerato had a fright when she brought her picture to teacher Nthateng?

 

WAWIEL VIR VELILE

2004 (MML)

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Filas was puzzled when one of his friends all of a sudden told him that they could no longer be friends.  And what was even worse, he was fatter than he wanted to be, and now Giraf, the sport teacher wanted him to wear those funny, gymnastic clothes!  Velile wanted to be his new friend.  Could that work?  He was not the captain of the first rugby team like his previous friend. They were both gymnasts, but was that enough?  Then came the gymnastic competition.  Who would be the winners?  And on whose side would Simone, the beautiful girl in his class, be?  

  NA DIE LAND VAN MELK EN MCDONALD’S

2006 (Afritude)

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Annaret Niemand was a girl with big dreams.  She dreamed about au pair-work in America, she dreamed of a glamorous life away from the Free State plot where she grew up.  She dreamed about love and romance. She and her friends, Lerato and Karien, pursued their dreams.  But did their dreams always come true?  And how did life really look on the other side?  And then there were Theo, Albert, Mike and Gary.   Which one would be part of a dream that came true? This book for teenagers touches a very important question for today's young people: Do I stay or do I go?

 

All these books are approved for prescribed book lists for schools.

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