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The Magic Goat
Age Range: 7 – 12 years
The Magic Goat won the 1999 Toyota/Children’s Literature Foundation Best Picture Story Book Illustrator’s Award.
Beautifully produced and illustrated on art paper, the story tells of a time long ago when there were two great kingdoms in the world: the mighty Animal Kingdom and the Kingdom of People. But Goat and Sheep find in their search for salt, that not all the animals in their kingdom are friendly and well-intentioned.
Meshack Asare is one of Africa's top children's writers and illustrators, and has won numerous awards including being the 2015 recipient of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, he is the first African to win the award. In 1982 he won The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, and in 1999 the Toyota/Children's Literature Foundation Best Picture Story Book Illustrator's award and the Unesco First Prize for Children and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance.
Meshack Asare, born 1945 in Ghana, studied Fine Arts at the College of Art in Kumasi and taught in Ghana for 12 years between 1967 and 1979. During that period, he took an extension course in Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin.