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Circles In A Forest
Circles In A Forest | Dalene Matthee
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Saul Barnard is a man with a self-imposed mission - to halt the wanton destruction of the Knysna Forest, home of wild elephants and the fiercely independent families of woodcutters. For years he has protected the forest from intruders, and has developed a mystical kinship with the spirit of Old Foot, the majestic and indomitable bull elephant. When word goes round that Old Foot is on the rampage, Saul is propelled towards a terrible confrontation that will change his future for ever.
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GlitterGirl
Kringe in 'n Bos | Dalene Matthee
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I think Saul Barnard was one of my very first literary crushes... I read this, for the first time, somewhere in primary school...and re-rearing it again for probably the 20th time, I still love him and the book!😍😍😍

Librarianaut Pretty pup! 2y
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GlitterGirl
Kringe in 'n Bos | Dalene Matthee
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I love this so much!!! It remains a favorite for me! English title "Circles in a Forest". ????????????

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GlitterGirl
Kringe in 'n Bos | Dalene Matthee
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I have knitted myself an awesome booksleeve! And check out the buttons😍😍😍😍 Found them in our button box and there were only three. Perfect!
I am rather proud with myself at the moment! 😎

(English Title: Circles in a Forest)

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bookandcat Wow! Great job! Where did you get the pattern if you don't mind me asking? 4y
Kaye Cute and good job ! 4y
GlitterGirl @bookandcat I sort of did it out of my head...I am not a good knitter, I can't read patterns and I can only do one type of stitch. But I can explain process: I took an average size book (this one was 21cm x 14 cm) and knitted a piece that was about the same size for the front and one that was ten rows more for the back and put them together with something youtube called a 'mattress stitch'. Front: 30 stitches / 40 rows Back: 30 stitches / 50 rows 4y
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GlitterGirl
Circles In A Forest | Dalene Matthee
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Another famous #indigenousauthor for #junebookbugs is Dalene Matthee! Best known for her books 'Fiela's Child' and 'Circles in a Forest', both set in The Knysna Forest (Western Cape Province, South Africa).
Matthee was an Afrikaans author, but most oh her books were translated into English and several other languages! I am proud owner of 12/13 of her books! The one I short is out of print and nearly impossible to find!