Amondo, Son of the Baobab

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La Montagne Secrète · Narrated by Racine Philippe
51 min
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About this audiobook

In West Africa, a magnificent baobab presides over a village beset with a terrible drought. A long, long time ago, when the stars were still babies, the tree fell in love with the earth. As it buried its roots deep in the earth’s heart, the sun grew jealous. The sun shone and shone, until lakes and rivers flew away and even its own heart dried up and disappeared. At the centre of this tale is Amondo, son of the baobab, known as “The One Who Unites.” Only he can restore hope to the villagers by freeing the water from the spell cast by the sun. But in order to succeed, he must complete four difficult tasks...

About the author

Hélène Ducharme is a playwright, director, actress, and puppeteer, and has been Artistic Director of her company, Théâtre Motus, for 25 years. She also served on the selection committee of the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) from 2012 to 2016 and the organization's board of directors from 2014 to 2016.

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