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Avril van der Merwe


Avril van der Merwe is the author of several prize-winning children’s stories set in Africa. She developed a love of illustrated children’s fiction during a decade as a pre-primary school teacher in Cape Town. She also taught English at Rand Park High in Johannesburg. Although Avril grew up in South Africa, she now lives in the USA. Apart from children’s stories, she writes adult fiction and works as an inspirational writer and speaker.

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Titles by this author

Cheetah boasts that, because he can run faster than any other animal, he is the real king of the...

Rhinoceros has a magnificent horn, which all the animals admire. All, that is, except Hippo....