Robyn Scott was seven years old when her free-spirited parents moved the family to Botswana. Her eccentric early childhood and unorthodox home-school education--which often involved unsupervised adventures into the jungle--is full of delights, but after she moved to South Africa and began attending public schools, Scott became more aware of the disturbing elements in Africa: racism, AIDS, and poverty.
Pros: Great stories are related in a humane and engaging manner. Cons: It's only a con if you don't read this. That would be a tragedy. The Bottom Line: READ THIS NOW. This is a great story that is well written. Can you imagine growing up where one has to shake your shoes out to check for scorpions and look for spitting cobras when going to the restroom at night? Twenty Chickens for a Saddle is the tale … more