Moyo and Japera walk along a dusty road in Africa to gather with villagers under a large baobab tree. The children’s anticipation mounts as they approach the enormous tree which serves as a focal point in the village’s social life. It is a place for storytelling, songs and prayer, and the children wonder “who will gather today under the baobab tree?” Readers cannot help appreciating the simplicity and peaceful joy in the lives of Moyo and Japera. E. B. Lewis’ watercolor illustrations capture indigenous wildlife and native dress.

Jennifer Minicus is a mother and teacher currently living in Ridgewood, NJ.

Jennifer Minicus

Jennifer Minicus lives in New Jersey with her husband and son. A former French, Latin and mathematics teacher, Jennifer currently enjoys the responsibilities of a "domestic engineer", particularly making...