Herd Boy, The
Author: Niki Daly
For KS1
Price 7.99 paperback
Book(s) at 7.99 paperback
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Herd Boy, The This latest picture book from award-winning South African author and illustrator Niki Daly, looks at the events of a single day in the life of a young herd boy, Malusi, who watches his grandfather's sheep and goats in the mountains, and must keep them safe from many dangers. In a sequence of pictures that sketch the harsh landscape of the veldt in browns and yellows, Malusi is shown dealing with the problems of the day, ever observant of the animals, birds and insects that share his surroundings. When an old man in a chauffeur-driven car stops to congratulate him on the care with which he watches his herd, the distinguished - and familiar - looking passenger adds further words of encouragement when the boy's friend reveals Malusi's dream of being a future president.