Find out more about Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger, Paul DuBois Jacobs, Michael Hays at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author . All about Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Summary. Note: summary text provided by external source. Thirty years later The little town that was once threatened by the giant Abiyoyo has grown by leaps .

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Enhancements were made to more precisely measure materials read in K-2 classrooms. Her grandfather used his magic wand to bring back Abiyoyo. Father still has his courage. Abiyoyo is a giant, who eats people, that was made to disappear earlier by her father and grandfather.

The town needs a dam before it gets washed away. Abiyoyo eats up the food. Grandfather still has his magic wand. No current Talk conversations about this book. Brings the first story into the 21st Century and leaves us with hope of renewal and progress. Pete Seeger is a national treasure, arguably the most influential figure in American folk music as well as an important advocate retkrns social causes.

Jacqui Dean rated it really liked it Jan 08, Abiyoyo is far more interesting and exciting. The town began to prepare for the giant’s return. The retrns were filled with new life and spirit. The father and his son worked together, and, as the boy entertained the monster with his ukulele, the father made the giant disappear.


After digging for a while, they strike a boulder that they realize is too big to move by themselves.

Abiyoyo Returns

Wonderful tale about magic, ecology, and reaching consensus. After being banished into an unknown location in the first book, the very people who sent him away bring him back to solve their problems. Sonia Allison rated it it was amazing Mar 16, teturns Jan 08, Susan rated it it was ok Shelves: One day a giant name Abiyoyo came into town and started to eat animals and destroy everything.

The little girl’s grandpa brings back Abiyoyo with his magic wand so that Abiyoyo will move a giant boulder abiyoy is preventing them from building a dam. They were kicked to the edge of town. Abiyoyo got kind of a raw deal in the original book, which was very loosely based on a South African lullabye.

He lives in Beacon, New York. Return to Book Page. We sing it through the house. That’s just downright mean.

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However, the wand rdturns broken and they have to continue making food and singing Abiyoyo’s song so that he won’t eat everyone – in the end Abiyoyo is practically family. This is such a fun folk song. The children loved the format. He ends up living in the town and everyone learns to live with him.

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Abiyoyo Returns by Pete Seeger

The townspeople gather and plan to build a dam to control the flooding and save the spring rains for the summer crops, but construction halts when the townsfolk unearth an enormous boulder.


Well, the young boy who helped make Reeturns disappear way back when now has a little girl of his own. I like this one even better than the first, especially because this version features the daughter of the boy, now man, who plays the ukelele and she plays the drums and facilitates the return of the giant as well as the town’s eventual peace-making with the giant.

Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe K-3 This story sbiyoyo about a little girl, who helps saves the town.

The little girl wants to bring him back for help, but many are unsure if this is a good thing to do. The diverse and Afro-centric cast is refreshing, and I love that it’s a girl protagonist this time.

Still, once they’re stuck with a hungry giant, they do provide him with food and entertainment. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They were once again welcomed to town. The teacher could read the first book, “Abiyoyo” by Peter Seeger, to the students. Some of this elements are passed from generation to generation, no specific author, involves supernatural behavior, and need to have a theme.