The Village That Vanished (Hardcover)

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By Ann Grifalconi, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
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Young Abekenile and all the villagers of Yao feel safe sheltered deep within the jungle. But word has now come that slavers are on their way! Abekenile looks to the women of her tribe: her mother, who comes up with a clever plan to fool the slavers, and a tribal elder, who stays behind to face the slavers, steadfast in her trust that the ancestor-spirits will watch over her. But as the villagers retreat within the forest, it is Abekenile who finds that she too has the bravery and daring to help her people stay safe and free.

Kadir Nelson's lush and striking artwork beautifully expresses this inspiring tale.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780803726239
Publisher: Dial
Publication Date: September 30th, 2002
Pages: 40