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The Herd Boy

Ages 6-10
PAPERBACK; Published: 7/14/2020
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5550-3
Price: $ 9.99
36 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 10.25 x 9.875
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Malusi is a herd boy, which means that he must look after his grandfather’s sheep and goats and protect them from harm on the grazing slopes. This is a big job for a small boy and one Malusi does well. Still, he dreams of being more than a herd boy: he wants to be president!

When Malusi mentions these hopes, his friend Lungisa laughs and laughs. But after an attack by a hungry baboon and an encounter with Nelson Mandela, Malusi wonders if his dream isn’t so impossible after all… 

In this poignant story set in South Africa, greatness often comes from humble beginnings. Niki Daly’s captivating prose and atmospheric illustrations help readers consider what builds the strength, courage, and integrity of a great leader.

Society of School Librarians International Annual Book Awards Honor Book (2013)