Stories

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Stories for children enable one to slip back to another time in a most pleasant way.

Scroll down to see more and click on images to see more on these stories. Some have their own page.

The Mermaid Who Came in with The Tide

 

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Honey Baby:

Stories: Honeybaby
Two naughty little brats abandon a museum field trip for adventures of their own.
Client: Cambridge University Press, Cape Town. Author: Helen Brain

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 My Children’s Act: 

Cover: My Children's Act by Emma Attwell
The Children’s Act as promulgated in South Africa, simplified in terms that children can understand. Illustrated with children’s drawings enhanced digitally. Client: Child Welfare, Cape Town

Stories shown below are mainly ‘readers’ and part of the S A schools’ curriculum.

Deadlines are sometimes as short as two days for these stories known as readers – this was true of the last three on the page.

Who knows what happens in obscure caverns of the Education Department. But – there’s a child waiting at the other end of this process. So it’s only right to make these stories bright, full of colour and fun. Except when there’s a ghostly black cat involved.

Computer graphics help a whole lot with the speed.

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Mandevu Means Catfish:

Cover of Mandevu Means Catfish
A little girl catches a catfish and saves the day for her picnicking family and friends. Client: Cambridge University Press

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Chicken Pox:

Illustration: Stories - 'Chicken Pox' pg 7
Little boy wakes up with chicken pox and has an interesting week. Or not… Client: Cambridge University Press

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Themba’s Day:

Pg 7: 'Themba's Day'
A little boy sets out to run an errand with unexpected results. Cambridge University Press, Cape Town

 

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Nkoranteng: Boy from Ghana

Nkoranteng, Boy from Ghana
A story in Zulu: Young Nkoranteng from Ghana encounters xenophobia at his new school, but uses some fancy footwork to overcome that. Client: African languages Dept – Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd, Pietermaritzburg, ZA

  

 

Lorry’s Friends:

Stories: Lorry and Motorbike
A motorbike accepts help from a lorry and then pays it forward by joining in to help a tractor with a makeover.
Client: African languages Dept –
Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd, Pietermaritzburg, ZA

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The Fish:

Stories: Fish
Two little girls go swimming in the river and meet a fish. And a crocodile. A fantasy story in TshiVenda.
Client: African languages dept –
Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd
Pietermaritzburg, ZA

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Lerato:

Stories: Lerato
A dark tale in Venda and Tsonga of a little girl lost in the forest and a cat-attack.
Client: African languages dept –
Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd
Pietermaritzburg, ZA

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Clients: Cambridge University Press, Shuters, Child Welfare Cape Town

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