9780143115090

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle The Story of an African Childhood

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143115090

  • ISBN10:

    014311509X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-31
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
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Summary

An exquisitely rendered portrait of an African childhood from an astonishing new talent When Robyn Scott 's parents decide to uproot their young family from New Zealand and move to a converted cowshed in rural Botswana, life for six-year-old Robyn changed forever. In this wild and new landscape excitement can be found around every corner, and with each misadventure she and her family learn more about the quirks, charms, and challenges of living in one of Africa's most remarkable and beautiful countries as it stands on the brink of an epidemic. When AIDS rears its head, the Scotts witness the early appearances of a disease that will devastate this peaceful and prosperous country. Told with clear-eyed unsentimental affection, Twenty Chickens for a Saddleis about a family's enthusiasm for each other and the world around them, with the essence of Africa infusing every page.

Author Biography

Robyn Scott was born in 1981. She attended both the University of Auckland and Cambridge University.

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