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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Sing to the Moon
by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
Age Range: Under_5
No wish is too big for one young Ugandan boy. His first wish is to reach the stars and then ride a supernova straight to Mars. His ‘Jjajja’, (Jjajja is the Luganda word for ‘grandfather’ and ‘grandmother’), tells him to sing to the moon so that perhaps his wishes will be granted. Whether it is to sail across the ocean to Zanzibar or fly with a crested crane high in the sky there is plenty to dream about. But on one miserable rainy day he thinks of the hours with nothing to do. Do adventures only happen in galaxies far away or can he find magic a little closer to home?
Sing to the Moon is a charming story written in delightful rhyme by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, who was born to Ugandan parents in the USA but now lives in South Africia, with exquisite expressive and totally captivating illustrations by French illustrator Sandra van Doorn.
At the back of the book the author explains how the story was inspired by the rainy days they experience in Uganda through two rainy seasons – one from March to May and the other from September to December. During this time she spent it with her family listening to tales spun by candlelight from her own Jjajja who was very fond of books and the keeper of many, many stories.