Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
by Robyn Scott
First Published: 2008
10 Copies & Reading Guide
When Robyn Scott’s parents decide to uproot their young family from New Zealand and move to a converted cowshed in rural Botswana, life for six-year-old Robyn changed forever. In this wild and new landscape excitement can be found around every corner, and with each misadventure she and her family learn more about the quirks, charms, and challenges of living in one of Africa’s most remarkable and beautiful countries as it stands on the brink of an epidemic. When AIDS rears its head, the Scotts witness the early appearances of a disease that will devastate this peaceful and prosperous country. Told with clear-eyed unsentimental affection, Twenty Chickens for a Saddle is about a family’s enthusiasm for each other and the world around them, with the essence of Africa infusing every page.
Penguin – Includes an Introduction, an Interview with the Author, and Discussion Questions
If you enjoyed Twenty Chickens for a Saddle, you might like:
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When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa by Peter Godwin
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace — Once School at a Time (Book Club Kit) by Greg Mortenson
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