Softcover. Written by Mary and Rich Chamberlin. Illustrated by Julia Cairns
On market day, Mama Panya's son Adika invites everyone he sees to a pancake dinner. How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? This clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life teaches the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give. Includes educational endnotes about life in Kenya.
Mary and Rich Chamberlin are a husband-and-wife writing team. They love to travel and have done so extensively, including trips to Kenya and Tanzania, where they contracted "Mal Afrique"—the strong desire to return to that great continent. They are longtime members of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and cofounders of several local writers' groups. When they aren't busy writing, Mary works as a freelance Television Producer and Director, and Rich as an engineer.
Julia Cairns began her career as a fine artist in Botswana, Africa, where she lived for nine years. Although she now resides in the United States, Julia continues to be inspired by the joy and hopeful spirit that she found in the people of Botswana.