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Songs in the shade of the olive tree

2012by Hafida Favret and Magdelaine Lerasle

Told [sung] in Arabic and Berber [and French], this collection of lullabies and nursery rhymes from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia draws children into a musical journey across North Africa, from the Sahara Desert through the Atlas Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea. In 30 story-songs about everyday life, children learn of the importance of rain, the communal aspects of meals, and the consequences of inappropriate behavior.--Page 4 of cover

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