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Twenty chickens for a saddle : the story of an African childhood

Author: Robyn Scott
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the author's adventures growing up in Botswana with her eccentric family, an upbringing marked by her doctor father's yearnings to be a vet, her holistic and home-schooling mother, and the apartheid mind-set embraced by their white neighbors.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robyn Scott
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robyn Scott
ISBN: 9781594201592 1594201595 9780143143062 0143143069 9780143115090 014311509X
OCLC Number: 166367894
Description: 453 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Grandpa's Visitors 1 --
2 The Cowshed and the Witch Doctor 15 --
3 Kissing Snakes 31 --
4 Ngaka and Mmangaka 49 --
5 Schools of Thought 55 --
6 School 75 --
7 Sunbeams and Chameleons 85 --
8 Mum's Experiment 97 --
9 Shocking Experiences 109 --
10 Grandpa Ivor 119 --
11 Whispers about Lions 133 --
12 The Clinics 145 --
14 Living on the Fringe 177 --
15 Christmas 203 --
16 The Whole Family's Half of an Island 217 --
17 Prizes for the Gifted 231 --
18 The Good Karma of Khama 245 --
19 Fiddian Green 255 --
20 Neighbors 271 --
21 Good Neighbors 287 --
22 School 305 --
23 Lulu and Damien 323 --
24 Mum 339 --
25 Talking about Lions 365 --
26 Elizabeth 383 --
27 Dad 399 --
28 Leaving Limpopo 417.
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Documents the author's adventures growing up in Botswana with her eccentric family, an upbringing marked by her doctor father's yearnings to be a vet, her holistic and home-schooling mother, and the apartheid mind-set embraced by their white neighbors.

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