Amondo, fils du baobab


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Play Hélène Ducharme Illustrations Judith Gueyfier

In West Africa, a baobab tree reigns over a village that is struggling with a terrible drought. A very long time ago, at the beginning of the world, the gigantic tree had fallen in love with the earth. With its deep roots, it gave birth to a magical story that unfortunately took a dramatic turn for the worst. At the heart of this tale appears Amondo, son of the baobab, known as “the unifier”. Only he can give hope to the inhabitants of the village by freeing the water source from the bad fate that the sun had cast on his people. But the child's quest can only be completed by taking on four difficult tasks. The accompanying recorded story in French is presented as a play followed by seven songs.

MUSICAL PICTURE BOOK 978-2-89836-022-0
Pub Date: 2022
Ages: 5 to 9
Keywords: Africa / nature / community / self esteem
Hardcover book (8” x 11”, 44 pages) with CD (66 minutes / 1 recorded play + 7 songs) and unique digital download code
$ 22.95 CND / $ 16.95 USD / 19.50 €

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.

After studying design in Paris at the Duperré School and illustration in Strasbourg at the Arts Déco School, Julie Gueyfier began creating children’s books. Over the past 15 years, she has produced no less than 30 picture books for several well-established publishing houses in France, including Rue du Monde, Le Seuil, Sarbacane, Milan and Nathan. Recently, she illustrated the award-winning picture book “Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees,” published by The Secret Mountain.


44-page illustrated hardcover book, 8″ X 11″ format, with an appended music CD containing the recorded play and 7 songs (66 minutes)

Coming soon


Recorde play and 7 songs Price: $ 9.99 CND plus printable PDF file of the illustrated text
$ 9.99

Available – September 2022