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The Gift of the Sun: A Tale from South Africa by Dianne Stewart
Published by Frances Lincoln, 1996

All Thulani wants is a simple life basking in the sun. Tired of milking the cow, he exchanges it for a goat…the goat for a sheep…the sheep for three geese…until all he has left is a pocketful of sunflower seeds! But the sunflower seeds feed the hens, the hens lay more eggs than ever, and before long Thulani is enjoying the gift of his newfound fortune.

 
The Gift of the Sun: A Tale from South Africa by Dianne Stewart

“An entertaining tale of a lazy farmer’s troubles and triumphs – perfect for under-sixes” The Times

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