How Cheetah Got His Tears

Avril Van der Merwe

Cheetah boasts that, because he can run faster than any other animal, he is the real king of the beasts. He boasts that he can even run faster than the wind. The wind takes up the challenge, leading to an outcome that keeps cheetah's tears running down his cheeks as a permanent reminder of his place in the natural world.
Date Published :
November 2017
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Contributor(s) :
Heidi-Kate Greeff
Language:
English
Illustration :
Full color illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781485900344
Pages : 32
Dimensions : 8 X 8 inches
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Overview
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Cheetah boasts that, because he can run faster than any other animal, he is the real king of the beasts. Wining a race against the other animals only reinforces his posturing. He boasts that he can even run faster than the wind. The wind takes up the challenge, leading to an outcome that keeps cheetah’s tears running down his cheeks as a permanent reminder of his place in the natural world. How Cheetah Got His Tears is a story that warns of the perils of boasting, yet shows that the capacity to accept defeat with grace and humility can lead to reconciliation and acceptance.

About The Author
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Avril van der Merwe is the author of How Cheetah Got His Tears (Puffin Books 2017) as well as several prize-winning children’s stories set in Africa. She developed a love of illustrated children’s fiction during a decade as a pre-primary school teacher in Cape Town. She also taught English at Rand Park High in Johannesburg. Although Avril grew up in South Africa, she now lives in Seattle in the USA. Apart from children’s stories, she writes adult fiction and works as an inspirational writer and speaker.

Heidi-Kate Greeff is a Cape Town-based illustrator with a degree in Fine Art from the University of Pretoria, and a love for creating animal characters that capture our hearts.

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