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Yatandou [Reading] ➿ Yatandou ➶ Gloria Whelan – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels To grind enough millet for one day's food the women must pound the kernels with their pounding sticks for three hours It is hard work especially when one is eight years old But as they work the women dream of a machine that can grind the millet and free them from their pounding sticks But the machine will only come when the women have raised enough money to buy it Yatandou must help raise the money even if it means parting with something she holds dear Through the eyes and voice of a young girl award winning author Gloria Whelan brings to life one village's dream of a better future Atmospheric paintings from artist Peter Sylvada capture the landscape and spirit of this inspiring story of sacrifice and hope.

  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Yatandou
  • Gloria Whelan
  • English
  • 20 October 2015
  • 9781585362110

About the Author: Gloria Whelan

Gloria Whelan is the best selling author of many novels for young readers including Homeless Bird winner of the National Book Award; Fruitlands Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect; Angel on the Suare and its companion The Impossible Journey; Once on This Island winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; Farewell to the Island; and Return to the Island She lives with her husband Joseph in the woods.



10 thoughts on “Yatandou

  1. Kylie D Kylie D says:

    A beautifully written book for children complete with gorgeous illustrations Yatandou is the tale of an eight year old girl growing up in Mali Yatandou can't go to school with the boys she has to spend the day grinding millet kernals with a pounding stick It's hard work for a young girl The women of the village wish to purchase a machine to do the work for them and reduce their daily toil but how will they ever afford to buy one?A lovely tale about a child growing up in a different culture we learn how they live what they do in their lives This book woud be an eye opener for children of modern western society who have everything they want handed to them on a plate I recommend this book to all children so they can see how kids in other lands live and how different life there is to our own

  2. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    Relates the story of a young girl in a small village in Mali who finds a way to contribute money toward the purchase of a labor saving and money making millet grinder for the village This story is based on a program that actually exists to help villagers in Africa purchase such things as grinders services such as having a well dug and the building of schools It's a heartwarming story of how one small thing can lead to something greater and of benefit to many Pair it with some of the recent books about Wangari Maathai and her women planting trees and with Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier and One Hen How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway Highly recommended

  3. Abigail Abigail says:

    Part of Sleeping Bear Press's Tales of the World series a collection of picture books meant to introduce children to diverse parts of the world through the stories of the young children living there other entries include Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers Japan The Gift of the Inuksuk Arctic Canada and Waiting for the Owl's Call Afghanistan Yatandou follows the adventures of an eight year old girl from Mali who spends hours out of her day grinding millet with the older women It is back breaking work and allows little time for play or for schooling Then Yatandou learns of a machine something the women of the village are saving up to buy that will do the grinding for them Can she bring herself to sacrifice something very precious if it will help toward that goal?As engaging tale of one young girl her relationships with her family I liked her brief interaction with her brother Madou with her special goat Sunjata and with her village Yatandou is also an introduction to the realities of life in a poor village I appreciated the fact that Whelan managed to highlight the real difference that a seemingly small change like the procurement of a grinding machine can make in the lives of the poor without veering too sharply into the realm of didacticism The accompanying artwork by Peter Sylvada has a lovely light filled uality to it with shapes that are sometimes a little indistinct but also surprisingly solid All in all an appealing title that I would recommend to young readers who are curious about how children in other parts of the world particularly Mali live

  4. Marie Marie says:

    Definitely for older readers though it can be shared with younger children This book tells from a child's point of view of life in Mali The story takes place in a time of transition when the village women and children have worked hard to earn a machine that will help them grind grain in less than the usual 3 hours it takes for enough grain for a day The illustrations in warm earth colors set the tone for the book but their impressionistic uality doesn't clearly illustrate the story Though not a book your average child would pick up for him or herself this is a valuable book to share with children

  5. Kendall Kendall says:

    I love this sweet and sad picture book which I think could be very useful in a social studies class A global overview unit would be a great place to use this book it shows ineuities in the world and the struggles to survive in parts of Africa

  6. Madeline Collins Madeline Collins says:

    This is a story about a little girl named Yatandou who lives in a small Mali village in Africa She has to work hard everyday with the older women of the village to provide enough food for them to eat This is very tough work and the village women dream of something that can take the work load off of them Yatandou works hard to raise the money for such a machine She is an inspiring determined young girlI really enjoyed this book I appreciated the artwork in the book a lot too I have always wanted to travel to Africa but have not yet had the opportunity I love hearing true stories like this that are so inspiring and really teach us that there is so much in the word and sometimes we take what we have for grantedThis book would be great to use in the classroom on a lesson about African villages It would be a good way to show younger students that not everywhere in the world is like America and we are so fortunate for the things that we have and should be grateful always It is also a good way to teach kids about different cultures and the way they live and do things in their everyday life

  7. Marcia Marcia says:

    A beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of life in Mali where grinding meal and fetching water takes most of the women and girls' day When a new contraption is promised to make grinding meal easier young Mali must decide if she can sell her beloved goat A terrific book for Global Connections with lots of curricular connections

  8. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I had hoped to use this for story time but there's not enough action It's a nice story describing life in a small village in Mali but it's nothing special Upper elementary school interest level

  9. Kristyan Williams Kristyan Williams says:

    Yatandou is a story that details the ins and outs of a young girl's daily life in Mali West Africa From sleeping on a rooftop in order to avoid the harsh wind storms that freuently occur in her village to selling her pet goat in order to benefit the village the girl narrates the various activities that characterize her life This book is not very interesting because it lacks a definite storyline but it has incredible oil painted illustrations and would be a great way to introduce the cultures of West Africa to young students The wind storms that plague the country in this book would also be a relevant study topic within a geography unit on West Africa's climate and environmental conditions

  10. Najat Ahdaya Najat Ahdaya says:

    Yatandou is a story about an 8 year old girl in a small village in Mali Yatandou's job along with many other women in their village is to pound and grind millet kernels They dream of having a machine to grind the millet but they cannot get it until they raise enough money Yatandou must decide if she should give up something she loves in order to make the women's lives in her village easier The illustrations as well as the storyline makes this story heart tugging When I have a little girl I will show the poundingstick to her I will tell her how I raised Sunjata and sold him him and how that helped the bring the contraption to our village She will show the pounding stick to her daughter who will never have to use it p 28

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