Joseph's Cradle

By Jude Daly
Illustrated by Jude Daly

A heartwarming story about an African village and the importance of community and traditions

At the heart of Joseph’s African village is a great tree, and the villagers have lived contentedly for generations in its shelter. When the tree falls down, Joseph carves a beautiful cradle for his first child, Sisi. And so begins a very special tradition…Every new baby in the village is rocked in Joseph’s cradle, and has her or his name carved on it. But when Joseph's house is burned down in a veld fire, the precious cradle disappears… Will the old traditions be lost too, or will Joseph and his cradle return to the village?

  • A heartwarming story with a strong sense of community and tradition
  • Celebrates traditional crafts and creativity
  • Shows the importance of renewal as well as continuity

About the author

Jude Daly is an internationally renowned South African author and illustrator whose distinctions include an IBBY Illustrator Honour Book award and South Africa's Katrine Harries Award (twice). Born in London, she grew up in South Africa. She is also the author and illustrator of Six Blind Mice and the Elephant for Otter-Barry Books. She and her husband, the author Niki Daly, live in Kleimond, Cape Province, South Africa.

ISBN: 9781910959794
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Dimensions: 278 x 235mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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