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The Missing Ball
The Missing Ball

The Missing Ball

By Maryanne Bester, Illustrated by Shayle Bester


Cool Nguni


32 Pages, 9.25 x 9.25

Formats: Paperback Picture Book

Paperback Picture Book, $12.00 (US $12.00) (CA $13.00)

Publication Date: April 2010

ISBN 9781770097049

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Jacana Media (Apr 2010)

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Gaps, the endearing Nguni calf, and his cousin Sugarbean—named because of her speckled, sugar bean-like hide—want to play a game of soccer before sundown, but they must first find their missing ball, hidden somewhere in Africa's vast, majestic landscape. With a quirky African take on a situation all kids can relate to—losing a favorite toy—this visually engaging tale continues the series' trend of entertaining children while exposing them to a unique and exciting culture.

Author Biography

Maryanne Bester and Shayle Bester are sisters who grew up on a free-state farm in South Africa. They run a decorative painters and illustrators business that specializes in children's art.