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My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

by Maya Angelou

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"Eight-year-old Thandi describes the traditional artwork of the Ndebele people of South Africa, highlighting her village's painted houses and her mother's detailed beadwork."
  kday_working | Dec 16, 2010 |
Narrative is cast in the voice of an 8-year-old Ndebele girl who's immensely proud to have just begun learning traditional arts from her mother. Photos show how Southern Africa's Ndebele people decorate their houses with fantastic geometric designs
  aletheia21 | Feb 15, 2007 |
Thandi, an eight-year-old Ndebele girl in South Africa, tells about her best friend who is a chicken and her family and the painted houses and art traditions of her people. ( )
  UWC_PYP | Feb 18, 2006 |
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Full color photographs. "Hello, Stranger-Friend" begins Maya Angelou's story about Thandi, a South African Ndebele girl, her mischievous brother, her beloved chicken, and the astonishing mural art produced by the women of her tribe.  With never-before-seen photographs of the very private Ndebele women and their paintings, this unique book shows the passing of traditions from parent to child and introduces young readers to a new culture through a new friend.

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A south African girl describes her pet chicken, painting special designs on her house, dressing up for school, and her mischievous brother.

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