ISBN 9789988860356
Pages 24
Dimensions 198 x 129mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2010
Publisher Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana
Format Hardback

The Canoe's Story

by Meshack Asare

Written by Ghanaian author Meshack Asare, The Canoe's Story is a children's book about a tree's journey from the forest to becoming a canoe sailing the ocean. Told from the tree's perspective, this richly illustrated story, portrays the strong ties between man and nature.

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About the Author

Meshack Asare

Meshack Asare is one of Africa's top children's writers and illustrators, and has won numerous awards including being the 2015 recipient of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, he is the first African to win the award. In 1982 he won The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, and in 1999 the Toyota/Children's Literature Foundation Best Picture Story Book Illustrator's award and the Unesco First Prize for Children and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance.

Meshack Asare, born 1945 in Ghana, studied Fine Arts at the College of Art in Kumasi and taught in Ghana for 12 years between 1967 and 1979. During that period, he took an extension course in Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin.