Fantaro ny Nosintsika
Sophie Küspert-Rakotondrainy and Mparany Rakotondrainy
Photographers: Sophie and Mparany Rakotondrainy, Jean Elysé Rakotonirina,
Klaus-Christian Küspert, Hans-Christian Küspert, Markus Lehmann, Johanne
Leinebø, Tsaroana Mosa, Sonja Küspert, Hantanirin’i Joa Rakotondrainy,
Johannes Kienzler, Ottmar Kienzler, Mananjara Randriamboavonjy
Price: 10 € / 15 000 Ar
“Fantaro ny nosintsika” means “Get to know our island”. The book contains over 80 color photographs and 8 handmade maps. It is about the Malagasy geography containing one chapter for each of the six provinces of the island. It includes topics like major cities and towns, nature and environmental problems, waters and mountains, the livelihood of people in different regions and fact boxes about special features within the provinces like for example the royal palace in Antananarivo. For each chapter there is an interview with an adolescent living in that particular province telling about his or her life and the place where he or she lives.
Illustrator: Tojosoa Raherinirainy
Edition: Vakoka Vakiteny in cooperation with Green Schools Bara
54 pages, A4
6 - 12 years
Product Number: S2-001
Price: 4,00 Euro/10 000 Ar
"Mihisa" means "to play" in the dialect in the south of Madagascar, the book, however, is written in official Malagasy. Vakoka Vakiteny has, together wit the team of Green Schools Bara developed a book with games, handicraft, sports and other creative activities for use at primary schools. The main objective of this book is making children happy and open to learn and communicate with each other, to develop their ability to cooperate and to find creative solutions. There are, however, many other more school related goals included in the activities.
Illustrator: Tojosoa Raherinirainy
Edition: Vakoka Vakiteny in cooperation wity Green Schools Bara
45 pages, A5
6 - 10 years
Product Number: S2-002
Price: 3,60 Euro/9 000 Ar
Because of the great success of "Mihisa 1" and the request from teachers and pupils, Vakoka Vakiteny , together wit the team of Green Schools Bara, decided to develop "Mihisa 2", a book with new games and creative activities for use at primary schools. Again, the main objective of this book is making children happy and open to learn and communicate with each other, to develop their ability to cooperate and to find creative solutions.
This book contains on request from teachers using Mihisa 1 more games for the smallest children in school, and focuses on learning to read and write. The games also need even less tools than in Mihisa 1, which also was a wish from the teachers.
Authors: Youth from Antsirabe with Terje
Torkildsen and Mparany Rakotondrainy
Ampanirio is a colorful book containing 25 texts and many pictures about Malagasy nature and environmental problems. It was created during a workshop in Antsirabe in November 2010 arranged by “Green Living” (grønn hverdag) in Stavanger, Norway.
The participants in this workshop were youth from different schools in Antsirabe. Together with the Norwegian author Terje Torkildsen and the Malagasy author Mparany Rakotondrainy they wrote poems, funny stories, short stories, fairytales, and jokes. The illustrations were done in cooperation with the Malagasy artist Voninirina Rakotoson. The book expresses the Malagasy youth’s concern for their environment and their genuine interest in the unique nature.
The book was printed on recycled paper and distributed to the participating schools in 2000 copies. It is not for sale. For questions about permission to use certain texts or pictures in the book please contact us or Green Living (http://www.gronnhverdag.no).
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