Volunteers needed in March!   Click here to sign up.
 Site Areas: 
Printer-friendly version   

Where Are You Going, Manyoni?

Last updated Saturday, February 22, 2020

Author: Catherine Stock
Illustrator: Catherine Stock
Date of Publication: 1993
ISBN: 0688103529
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jul. 2003

Synopsis: Follow Manyoni on her trek to a small village school near the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe. Author and Illustrator Catherine Stock's full-spread watercolors, highlighting the variegated browns and greens of the African veld, beautifully depict the country's diverse land formations, vegetation and animal population.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  What was your favorite part of Manyoni's journey? Write a story booklet that takes place there.
•  Draw scenes from your morning trip to school, and describe the sights, sounds, and smells from that experience to the rest of the group.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!