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Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Legs of Tornado


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Book Description

Maguru is Rwanda’s best hunter, even better than the king—and certainly better than his jealous village chief. He’s hunted the buffalo, the antelope, and the leopard, but he has never hunted the deadly beast. To save his people, Maguru must now learn to outwit a creature that can change shape in the wink of an eye. If he succeeds, he’ll be a hero. If he fails, his people will die of starvation. Maguru is determined not to fail. Beautifully illustrated, Legs of Tornado introduces readers to the world of African fables, where magic lives and breathes, and beautiful brides hide deadly secrets.

Sample Chapter

Maguru ya Sarwaya, Legs of Tornado, was a very strong-willed and mindful boy. He was very polite to all people and kind to other boys and girls in the village. He respected older persons and revered elders. When Maguru was still a baby, his fearless father was killed while hunting buffalo. As a result, he was raised by his single mother, whom he deeply adored and cherished. Most parents wished Maguru, or Legs, as they called him, were their own son.
As Maguru grew up into a young man, his prowess and hunting skills amazed his childhood friends.
Maguru came to be one of the most respected hunters in his village. He became a better hunter than his father had been and more skilled than the chief of the clan was. He could hunt the buffalo, outrun the antelope, and track the leopard. Within his and neighboring villages, Maguru’s hunting acumen dwarfed that of the king’s. Wiser hunters were awed by Maguru’s precocious hunting talents. Only the village chief grew jealous as Maguru’s popularity spread.
Excerpted from "Legs of Tornado" by Felicien Kanyamibwa. Copyright © 2016 by Felicien Kanyamibwa. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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