Ithemba In Where There’s Life There’s Hope by Linda (Lulu) Fellowes


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iThemba is the Xhosa word for Hope. With rhino poaching a serious threat to our rhino populations (over 430 rhino were poached in South Africa alone in 2011), it is up to our two-ton heroine, iThemba, and her game ranger friend Joe, to save her skin – and her horn – when poachers come calling.

Kids will love how iThemba and Joe foiled the wicked horn hunters one dark night in an exciting tale which is loosely based on the reallife arrest of rhino poachers in the Kruger Park, and learning more about these magnificent creatures along the way.

Linda (Lulu) believes children should grow up with conservation in their bones. With Rhino poaching at epidemic proportions and these magnificent creatures threatened with extinction, the race is on to educate children and adults alike


Soft cover, 24 pages

Published: (August 2011)

Book Measures: 25 x 21cm

Age Range: 3 – 7 years


“Lulu and Tee have done it again. They have created another unforgettable character – iThemba, the Rhino who, along with Joe the game ranger devises a scheme to catch the evil poachers. The rhyming verses are a delight as are the excellent drawings. As with Peter, Pamela and Percy the penguins in the Big Spill and Eric the Baboon in It’s a piece of Cake, the story is topical and educational. Kids and their parents will love it!” – Brian Joss, Books Editor, Cape Community

“It’s a terrible tragedy that so many rhinos have been senselessly poached to death. This delightful new tale by Lulu and Tee helps to highlight the problem to children in an engaging way, while celebrating the wonders of our natural heritage.” – Lisa McNamara, Child Magazine

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Weight 1.0 kg
Dimensions 25 × 21 cm
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About the Author:

Linda Fellowes is a storyteller based in Cape Town, with a heart for animals and wanted to write books for a younger audience so that they could understand what was happening to animals. She has tackled the penguins that were hurt in the oil spill, sharks, a crazy baboon named Eric, and her latest offering is Ithemba (meaning hope) the Rhino, to tell about the plight of the rhinoceros that are currently being hunted so viciously in our country. She loves living by the sea.“I love writing books for this age group [between three and seven tears old] because you get to educate both the parent and the child in one go,” Fellowes said.  “Children are sponges at this age and it is wonderful to be able to instil in them a love of conservation and wildlife.”