Abiyoyo Returns

Abiyoyo Returns

by Pete Seeger, Paul Dubois Jacobs, Michael Hays



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Thirty years later...

The little town that was once threatened by the giant Abiyoyo has grown by leaps and bounds. But now that the townspeople have chopped down all their trees, every year they have floods and droughts. Worse yet, there's a giant boulder blocking up the site of their new dam! Something has to be done.

Well, the young boy who helped make Abiyoyo disappear way back when now has a little girl of his own. And she knows the only way to save the town: Bring back Abiyoyo to help move the boulder. Bring back Abiyoyo? the townspeople cry. The giant that eats people up? But the little girl has a plan for that, too....

Fifteen years after Pete Seeger's storysong Abiyoyo came to life as a picture book, his beloved giant is back in a wonderful new story. With Michael Hays's brilliant illustrations and a sing-along score included, Abiyoyo Returns is destined to become a family favorite.

Based on a South African tale, this story tells what happens when a giant who had been banished from a town by a magician thirty years earlier is called back to save the town from flooding.