Hagedash the Hadeda by Charles de Villiers & Claire Norden


A captivating story, told in rhyming verse, about a hadeda who loves to sing. Hagedash and her family will be familiar characters to children across the country – the cast is drawn from the comical birds they see every day on garden lawns.

The text offers insight into the real-life traits and habits of hadedas and tells the story of Hagedash, her happy meeting with Hagar and their growing family. The initially tranquil scene builds up to a great commotion, but it all ends peacefully.

The bright, playful drawings are by Claire Norden who has a proven track record in illustrating children’s books. The book comes with a full page of stickers to encourage further engagement with the story.

This third title in Struik Nature‘s Original African Tale series – set to become local classics – will have wide popular appeal with children and parents alike.


About the Author


Charles de Villiers works in computer systems design and is a published science writer. His ready and whimsical sense of humour finds focus in children’s verse.

About the Illustrator


Claire Norden has made a name for herself in the field of children’s book illustration, and her bold, colourful artwork is widely known and loved.

View Claire‘s Facebook page HERE and follow her on Twitter HERE

Published by Struik Nature (An imprint of Random House Struik)
ISBN: 9781775841814

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