White Ravens: Guinea

1 book      

Guinea (French) - 2004 - 100
Pinguilly, Yves (text)
Seck, Sarang (text)
Koenig, Florence (illus.)
L’orange, folle de foot
(The football-crazy orange)
Conakry, Guinée : Éd. Ganndal [et al.], 2003. [28] p.
(Collection à saute-monde - un monde sans frontière)
ISBN 2-84390-114-6. - 2-913326-82-x
Boy – Village – Football – Imagination
Today, there is an important football match at the stadium in Conakry and little Bangaly is longing to watch it. But unfortunately, in his village far away from the town nobody owns a television set; they do not even have a football. When the small boy lingers under an orange tree, an orange falls down directly before his feet – and Bangaly automatically starts kicking this ‘ball’. He pursues his game across a crocodile and an elephant and is suddenly right in the middle of the Conakry stadium... This picture book shows how creative and satisfying a child’s imagination can be. The figures move about in a landscape painted in rich greens and earthen, sandy shades of yellow and brown, which reflect the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. (5+)