Fynbos Fairies - Antjie Krog (Paperback)

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It is for its fynbos – fine-leaved, shrub-like vegetation – that the southwestern and southern Cape has been named one of the world’s six plant kingdoms: the Cape Floral Kingdom. At less than 90 000 square kilometres,it is the smallest floral kingdom on earth. Yet it is home to 8 600 plant species, some 5 000 of which occur nowhere else in the world.

Product Details

Barcode
9781415209035
Department
Books
Released
31 Dec 2017
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Antjie Krog
Fiona Moodie (Illustrator)
Gus Ferguson (Translator)
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Random House (Pty) Ltd South Africa
Language
English
Number of Pages
32
Dimensions
280 x 192 x 15mm (180g)

Summary

It is for its fynbos - fine-leaved, shrub-like vegetation - that the southwestern and southern Cape has been named one of the world's six plant kingdoms: The Cape floral kingdom. At less than 90 000 square kilometres, it is the smallest floral kingdom on earth. Yet it is home to 8 600 plant species, some 5 000 of which occur nowhere else in the world. Fynbos is a mixture of four plant types: Protea shrubs, heath-like ericas, reed-like restios and different bubous plants. The Cape floral kingdom contains 69 of the world's 112 proteas, 526 of its 740 ericas and, among bubous plants, 96 of the world's 160 gladiolus species. Table Mountain alone boasts almost 1 500 fynbos species. With Fynbos fairies, Antjie Krog and Fiona Moodie, both of whom regularly walk on the slopes of Table Mountain, pay homage to one of the natural wonders of the world. Inspired by Cicely Mary Barker's A world of flower fairies, Antjie began the process by writing poems that each featured a plant and at least one imaginary little being. Fiona meticulously researched the features of each plant, insect and little animal depicted in these pages.
The fairies and other imaginary beings in these pages are her own creations, but the flowers and creatures she copied from nature.

Classification

General Subject
Juvenile
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General
BIC Classification 1
Poetry (Children's / Teenage)

Author Bio

Antjie Krog one of the country's most prominent poets, made her debut while still in high school. Since then, she has published eleven volumes of poetry, two of them collections of children's verse: Mankepank en ander monsters and Voels van anderste vere. She is the author of the acclaimed Country of my skull, as well as A change of tongue, which apeared in Afrikaans as 'n Ander tongval, and Begging to be black. She has also published a novela, a play and three poetry collections in English. Her work has been translated into Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Serbian, Spanish and Swedish. She holds four honorary doctorates and has been awarded the Eugene Marais prize, the Rapport prize, the Hertzog prize, the rau prize, the Elisabeth Eybers prize, an atkv prize and an award for excelence in translation from the South African translators' institute. She and her husband, John Samuel, live in Cape Town, where she is extraordinary professor at the University of the Western Cape. Fiona Moodie has traveled widely and lived in various European countries before returning with her husband and twin daughters to settle in Cape Town in 1992. Fynbos fairies is one of fifteen children's books she has illustrated since 1979, when Bohem Press in Zurich published Benjamin rocking horse. She has also written the text for al but six of these books. Her children's books have apeared in numerous countries, among them China, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, France, Holland, Italy, Japan, Norway, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and, of course, South Africa - and in many languages. In 1996, Nabulela, her eighth book, was published locally in seven languages. Her illustrations have been shown at major venues, including: Galerie maag - Zurich; International Youth Library - Munich; Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art - New York; Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativos - Madrid; Habashi Museum of Art - Tokyo; Centro Culturale di Esposizione - Venice; Bibliotheque Mejanes - Aix-en-Provence; and Centre Georges Pompidou - Paris. In 2000 she received the sappi prize for Atlantis rises and in 2010 the mer Prize for best illustrated book. She was awarded the unicef South African early chilhood development award for best author in 2015, and in the same year received the Media24 prize for best illustrated children's book of 2014.