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Chipo and the bird on the hill : a tale of ancient Zimbabwe

Author: Meshack Asare; Zimbabwe Publishing House,; Irwin Press (Firm),
Publisher: Harare, Zimbabwe : Zimbabwe Publishing House, Zimbabwe : Irwin Press 1984 ©1984
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chipo and Damdudzo set out in search of the big stone bird at Great Zimbabwe after Sekuru tells them the story of the bird that guided their ancestors across the veld to the hill. All the mysteries of the ancient ruins come alive as the little princess and her friend, a weaver's son, slip away from their duties to climb the hill in search of the bird. On their way, they meet the iron smelters, the goldsmith, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folk tales
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Asare, Meshack.
Chipo and the bird on the hill.
Harare, Zimbabwe : Zimbabwe Pub. House, ©1984
(OCoLC)609681758
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meshack Asare; Zimbabwe Publishing House,; Irwin Press (Firm),
ISBN: 0949932957 9780949932952
OCLC Number: 12767104
Notes: Illustrated board covers.
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Responsibility: story and illustrations by Meshack Asare.

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Chipo and Damdudzo set out in search of the big stone bird at Great Zimbabwe after Sekuru tells them the story of the bird that guided their ancestors across the veld to the hill. All the mysteries of the ancient ruins come alive as the little princess and her friend, a weaver's son, slip away from their duties to climb the hill in search of the bird. On their way, they meet the iron smelters, the goldsmith, the priests and a host of other inhabitants of the kingdom of 700 years ago.

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