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Nina and Little Duck - 2008 M-Net/Via Afrika Literary Award Winner!

The M.E.R Prize for best illustrated children’s book (South Africa) was awarded to Wendy Hartmann (author) and Marjorie van Heerden (illustrator) for Nina and Little Duck

Nina and Little Duck (Eng)
ISBN 978-0-7981-4824-5
Nina en Eendjie (Afr)
ISBN 978-0-7981-4825-2
Written by Wendy Hartmann and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Human & Rousseau Publishers (SA) [Aug 2007]

Nina, Simon, and Mr and Mrs Rajah, together with their cat and dog, all live on a quaint little street where shops and houses are built right next door to each other. Mr and Mrs Rajah own a shop on this street. Their house is part of the shop. Next to it is an entrance to the garden where they store a few things. It is charming, just the kind of place a duck would love to make a nest.

Nina and Simon spend a lot of time playing close to Mr and Mrs Rajah’s house and shop. They often stop for a chat and sometimes go into the garden to play games. Little Duck also spends a lot of time in the street and around the shop. After a long search, she recently moved into the Rajah’s garden to raise her family.

And this is where the adventures of Little Duck and her ducklings, Max, Molly and Martin really start. The text is supported by humorous and charming rhymes and illustrations that warm the heart and tickle the tummy.

Format (soft cover): 280mm x 215mm; 64 pages
Readership: Toddlers,
Read aloud & New Readers

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Lulama’s Long Way Home (Eng)
ISBN 978-1-920162-09-2

Lulama se lang Pad Huis Toe
(Afr)
ISBN 978-1-920162-10-8
Written & Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Giraffe Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan Publishers (SA) [Jun 2007]

Available in 12 languages (all official SA languages and Portuguese)


“One day when Lulama was playing in the shallow waters of the river near her home, a fish eagle with very poor eyesight swooped down and scooped her out of the water...”

Where will the fish eagle take Lulama?

How is Lulamas going to find her way home?

Join Lulama on this exciting adventure as she meets a ticklish snake, a confused troop of baboons, a gullible lion and a host of other wonderful characters.

Format (soft cover): 280mm x 215mm; 32 pages; Readership: Read aloud & New Readers Publications can also be ordered from: http://www.kalahari.net/


San Tales from Africa
ISBN 9781-77007-226-8
Written by Raffaelle Delle Donne and Illustrations by Marjorie van Heerden
Struik Publishers (SA) [Jan 2007]

San Tales From Africa presents a variety of tales from the folklore of the San people. Although the author has drawn on traditional San tales, the main plots of the stories and most of the characters are original. Just over half the tales feature Kaggen, a little mantis who has the ability to change his appearance. He dominates the majority of the stories as he begins his quest to find the All-Devourer who has all but destroyed the world as the “First People” know it. The first people are animals and fantastic characters that talk and wear clothes.

Format (soft cover): 280mm x 215mm; 112 pages; Readership: Older children

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The Adventures of Phepa and Itumelang (Eng)
ISBN 9781-77007-211-4

Die Avonture van Phepa en Itumelang (Afr)
ISBN: 9781-77007-423-1
Written by Mary Clanahan and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Struik Publishers (SA) [Oct 2006]

Phepa and Itumelang are twin baby elephants who discover some of the fascinating creatures that share their habitat, but they also come face to face with danger and learn about inter-herd relationships as they move across the veld. Mary Clanahan has a wonderful ability to combine a charming tale with factual information. The story is beautifully told with accurate descriptions of the various animals (a tortoise, a porcupine, a dung beetle, among others) and their behaviour. Humour and drama are interwoven to create a tale that will enchant and inform children, creating a subtle awareness of ecological issues. Accompanying the text are Marjorie van Heerden’s splendid illustrations, which are not only endearing and anatomically correct, but convey an uncanny interpretation of the characters.

Format (hard cover): 228mm x 210mm; 64 pages; Readership: Age:8-13

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The Authentic, Unusual, Alarming, Actual, Factual, Story Book (Eng)
ISBN 0-7981-4693-1

Die Oorspronklike, Ongewoon
Skrikaan­jaende, Werklik Feitlike Storieboek (Afr)
ISBN 0-7981-4692-3
Written & Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Human & Rousseau Publishers(SA) [Nov 2006]

This fun collection is perfect for reading aloud and great for new readers. Quirky stories like that of Granny who loses her hat all the time and every time she does, it becomes someone’s nest, or a little girl who cannot sleep because of all the wild animals in her bedroom, will appeal to a child’s sense of imagination and wonder. Illustrations are boisterous and colourful and full of humour and movement.

Format (soft cover): 265mm x 215mm; 84 pages Readership: Read aloud & New Readers

Publications can also be ordered from: www.kalahari.net or orders@onthedot.co.za

Folktales from Africa
ISBN: 9781-77007-231-2
Written by Dianne Steward and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Struik Publishers (SA) [Apr 2007]

Aimed at children across the African continent (and around the world), this delightful collection of 20 folktales has been retold by Dianne Stewart for today’s youngsters. The stories originate from countries such as South Africa, Swaziland, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya and Zanzibar amongst others.
Beautifully illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden, Folktales from Africa sustains the intrigue of storytelling that has been passed on from generation to generation. The extraordinary tales are not only interesting but also highly informative and educational.

Format (soft cover): 280mm x 215mm; 112 pages; Readership: Older children

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Explorers 3: Yeti Comes to Town, A Chinese folk tale, [2007]
ISBN-10: 1405060123 (English)
adapted by Gill Munton and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Macmillian ELT , UK

A Chinese folk tale

Format (soft cover): : 242mm x 182mm; Readership: Ages 8-13

Publications can be ordered from: www.amazon.co.uk

Monde’s Present
ISBN 1 86857 133 5
Written and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden (story by Alexia van Heerden) Biblionef/Garamond - Republished into some of South Africa’s official Languages [2005]
Language(s): Afrikaans, English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Sesotho, Xitsonga

Baby Monde's present is a pushchair - but her brother makes it go to wroom like a racing car. There isn't much relaxation until patient Grandmother takes over and they go for a nice long slow walk. Bright, lively pictures give extra vigour to the simple adventures. Don't miss the playful cat and the scruffy dog! This story was “written” by Marjorie’s daughter when she was six years old

Format (soft cover): Picturebook; 32 pages Readership: Read aloud & Young Readers

From Biblionef Annual Report for 2005 - Publishing Monde’s Present with the support of NAC: The National Arts Council (NAC) funded the publication of 5,000 copies of the children’s book Monde’s Present, in five South African languages (Sesotho, SiSwati, Xitsonga, Tshivenda and Sepedi) because so few quality books for young children are available in these minority languages.

More about Biblionef - http://www.biblionefsa.org.za/
bibsa@iafrica.com

Uncle James and the Delicious Monster (Eng)
ISBN: 9780-624-04217-4

Oom Japie En Die Monsterplant
(Afr)
ISBN: 9780-624-04218-1
Written by Nick Paul and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Tafelberg Publishers (SA) [May 2005]

Joshua couldn't sleep. What was that sound? It sounded like the rustle of leaves. It sounded like the creak of a pair of strong and green and skinny legs tiptoeing slowly down the corridor. On hot summer nights, Uncle James said, when the moon is full and everything is all silvery grey and spooky, the Delicious Monster gets hungry, and he stirs and wakes and goes looking for something to eat. Uncle James and the Delicious Monster is a wonderful story about family and closeness and imagination – and monsters – by a talented new writer.

Format (soft cover): 265mm x 200mm; 32 pages Readership: Read aloud & Young Readers

Publications can also be ordered from: www.kalahari.net or
On-the-Dot Distributors orders@onthedot.co.za Toll free number: 0800 220 224

Ek en My Monster (only available in Afr)
ISBN: 9780-7993-3317-6
Written by Leon de Villiers
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
LAPA Publishers (SA) [Nov 2004]

[My monster and I, A beginner’s manual
There are two main kinds of monsters: wild, untameable monsters and domestic monsters. Monster lovers (monnies) would obviously prefer to keep wild, untameable monsters, but unfortunately that is out of the question. Those monsters are so terrifyingly hideous and horrendous that nobody can even dare to go near them. People can, however, keep domestic monsters. In this book I shall tell you more about obtaining your own domestic monster and looking after it - hopefully with as few injuries as possible.]

Die boek bevat nuttige wenke oor die keuse van 'n monster, die voeding en higiëne van monsters, die beste blyplek vir jou monster en hoe om jou monster toertjies te leer.
Het jy byvoorbeeld geweet dat die Russiese Trippelboggel geleer kan word om tee te maak? Die middelste boggel het 'n opening wat wonderlik as teesif werk. Die Amsterdamse Huidkraker met sy kort, harde haartjies, kan weer redelik maklik as 'n besem opgelei word. Daar is geen beter deurstop as die Siriese Moep nie. Die Moep, wat net van dadelpitte leef, sal indien dit reg geleer is, langs 'n deur nesskrop en dan daar bly lê vir die res van sy lewe. Al wat die eienaars dan moet doen, is om so elke drie maande 'n handvol dadelpitte in die Moep se maagholte te druk, en 'n paar druppels olyfolie agter die gehoorgleuf te smeer. Geskik vir alle monsterliefhebbers van 9 tot 90.

Format (soft cover): 275mm x 210mm; 128 pages; Readership: Children 9 to 90

Publications can be ordered from Lapa Publisher’s Website www.lapa.co.za/
OR Publications can be ordered from: www.kalahari.net

The Haunted Valley
ISBN 1-4120-2019-0
Written by Arnold Rust and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Trafford Publishers (Canada) [2004]

John Hunter, aged seven, and his little sister Bonnie live on a beautiful farm situated in a long fertile valley surrounded by mountains. The valley is called the "Lazy River Valley" but is haunted by a witch as we soon see. One night Bonnie is captured by an ugly old witch who flies off with her. John enlists the help of their Palomino horse called Figo. He discovers that Figo not only can speak, but can fly as well, a secret only children can share. To free Bonny, John and the big, big palomino fly off to the witch’s den high up in the mountains. With the witch in hot pursuit, they manage to save Bonny and take her home. In the second episode the witch poses as a big green frog and captures both children when they venture too close. She drags them off to the "Dark Forest" where we meet her henchmen "The Devil's Knuckles" who are sent off to guard the children while she sleeps the day away-always waiting for darkness to do her ugly deeds. Once again, Figo comes to their aid and they manage to escape.

Format (soft cover): 255mm x 205mm; 22 pages; Readership: Age:8-13
Inquirers:- email: info@trafford.com To order: www.trafford.com/03-2598

2005 - Winning book of the M.E.R Prize for best youth novel

Mr Humperdinck’s Wonderful Whatsit
ISBN: 9780-7981-4452-1
Written by Wynand Louw and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Human & Rousseau (SA) [Jan 2004]

What would you do if a load of rubbish suddenly started talking to you? Or if you realised one day that your pet mouse was smarter than the headmaster of your school?

Winner of the M.E.R. Prize for Children's Literature 2005 -
Judges' comments: "Although not often enough, every now and then a fantasy novel appears in South Africa that makes one sigh with relief. Louw's Mr. Humperdinck's Wonderful Whatsit is such a novel. The story teems with dwarves, fairies and gargoyles, apart from talking bricks, flying smooth talking garbage heaps, man eating giant rats as well as young (and older) heroes and villains. The author effortlessly succeeds in suspending the reader's disbelief in these characters and their adventures."

Format (soft cover): 213mm x 137mm; 300 pages Readership: Age:10-13
Publications can also be ordered from: www.kalahari.net
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Toll free number: 0800 220 224

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Professor Fossilus en die Dinosourusse (Afr)
ISBN: 9780-7981-4307-3
Written by Louise Smit and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Human & Rousseau Publishers (SA) [Jan 2004]

Professor Fossilus het sy eie dinosourusmuseum in Salamander, ’n klein dorpie in die Karoo. Omdat sy versameling dinosourusfossiele een van die mees volledige in die wêreld is, gaan ’n professor van Amerika en sy studente hom besoek. Maar professor Fossilus het ’n groot probleem. Sy Trikeratops­fossiel kort nog sy derde horing, en hoe hard hy ook al op Salamanderkop grawe, kry hy nie die derde horing nie. Al uitweg is om maar in tyd terug te reis en ’n derde horing te gaan haal. So bou sy vriend by NASA vir hom ’n tydmasjien en kan hy en die tweeling, Toutie en Ton (dis vakansie) miljoene jare terug tot in die tyd van die dinosourusse gaan. Natuurlik het hierdie tydmasjien ook ’n frekwensie ingebou wat aangeskakel kan word sodat professor Fossilus en die tweeling met die dinosourusse kan praat. Hulle beleef ’n onvergeetlike avontuur en natuurlik kry die professor sy derde horing. ’n Lekker-lees humoristiese storie vol wonderlike feite, inligting en avontuur.

Format (soft cover): 230mm x 168mm; 152 pages; Readership: Age:10-13
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Toll free number: 0800 220 224

The King’s Equal (Greek translation)
ISBN 960 16 0263
Written by Katherine Paterson and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden.
Patakis Publishers (Athens, Greece) [2001]

A selfish, conceited prince is tormented by the dying words of his wise father, the benevolent king: "You will not wear my crown until the day you marry a woman who is your equal in beauty, intelligence and wealth." Raphael's vanity prevents him from finding such a bride until an unknown maiden appears at the palace. Sent by a mysterious talking wolf, Rosamund dazzles Raphael with her beauty, her intelligence (she is the first to recognizes his loneliness) and her wealth ("There is nothing I desire that I do not already possess"). However, she refuses his proposal of marriage, pointing out that, by his own admission, she is more than equal to him; his task is to earn her love. Illuminating the six chapters are Vagin's elegantly detailed paintings, each featuring a smaller bordered scene laid atop a full-page illustration: the opulent scarlet and golds of the royal interiors are strikingly juxtaposed with the smoky blues and greens of the lush countryside; pewter-toned borders surround the text itself. The richness of both word and image renders an entertaining and enchanting story.


Ages 7-10.
The Three Teapots (Greek)
ISBN 960 378 884 8
by Vangelis Eliopoulos and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Patakis Publishers (Athens, Greece) [2000]

A dragon lived in a lake in a dark dense forest. One day a little girl who lived in a village next to the forest comes face to face with the dragon. The dragon had disguised himself, first as a woodcutter, then a tree, a horse, and a dolphin and tries to trick and scare the little girl but she has a suitcase full of tricks herself. She eventually wins the dragon’s friendship and they have many adventures together.

Readership: Ages 8 - 14


In the Wizard's Hands(Greek)
ISBN 960 378 632 2
by Voula Mastori and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Patakis Publishers (Athens, Greece) [2000]

A fantasy story, one of a series of moon stories that are full of life and fantasy; in each story the Little Moon experiences a different adventure; In this story a wizard-king abducts him to build a moon palace out of him... And, of course all of this happens when we on earth have a waning moon

Pages: 48
For more information contact the publisher at info@patakis.gr

Baby Dance
ISBN 0-694-01206-8
Written by Ann Taylor and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
(Harper Growing Tree) Harper Collins (New York) USA [Jan 1999]

Up and down, to and fro, coo and crow baby, there you go. Up to the ceiling, down to the ground, backward and forward, round and round ... All babies love to be lifted, twirled and held in loving arms. Now a rhythmic poem by nineteenth century poet Anne Taylor makes a delightful board book perfect for baby and parent to share. Marjorie van Heerden has captured the energy and joy of this playful text in vivid pastel illustrations full of the soft, gentle motion of dance. For babies who are responding to music and movement, here's a playful poem that has father and child dancing lovingly across the pages.

Format (board book): 178mm x 178mm; 16 pages; Readership: Age: Babies, newborn and up.
Publications can be ordered from: orders@harpercollins.com;
Tel: 1-800-242-7737

OR
from Amazon on-line bookshop: www.amazon.com/Baby-Dance-Harper-Growing-Tree/dp/0694012068

Monde’s Present
ISBN 1 86857 133 5
Written and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden (story by Alexia van Heerden)

Monde se Geskenk (Afrikaans translation)
Isipho Sikamonde (Xhosa translation)
Isipho Sikamonde (Zulu translation)
Mpho Ya Monde (Sesotho translation)
Garamond Publishers (South Africa) [1997]

Baby Monde's present is a pushchair - but her brother makes it go to wroom like a racing car. There isn't much relaxation until patient Grandmother takes over and they go for a nice long slow walk. Bright, lively pictures give extra vigour to the simple adventures. Don't miss the playful cat and the scruffy dog! This story was “written” by Marjorie’s daughter when she was six years old

Format (soft cover): Picturebook; 32 pages Readership: Read aloud & Young Readers
The Zebra and the Baboon (English translation)
Written by Thomas A Nevin and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Also translated into
(Afrikaans) Sebra en die Bobbejaan; (Xhosa translation) Iqwarhashe Nemfene; (Zulu translation) Idube Nemfene; (Sesotho translation) Qwaha Le Tshwene
Garamond Publishers (South Africa) [1996]

Long, long ago at the beginning of time when the earth was still young, many of the animals looked very different to how we know them today. The zebra was as white as the snow on top of the mountains. There is drought in the land and the baboon does not want any of the other animals to drink from his waterhole so zebra and the baboon fight. As the zebra came nearer to the flames he tripped on the stones and fell on his back onto the sticks of the fire. He screamed in agony as the burning sticks branded his pure white hide with black stripes. Jumping up in rage and pain he kicked the baboon so hard that all the hair fell off his backside. And that is why today the zebra has stripes and the baboon has a backside bald and pink. Strong and powerful oil-pastels illustrations and a clear white text on a black background combine to make this tale from Venda highly attractive. (Intermediate) (GE 3-5 / GA 4-5 / GX 4-5)

Format (Hard cover): 32 pages; Readership: Read aloud & older Readers

Die Bidsprinkaan, die Meisie en die Blomme van Namakwaland (Afrikaans)
ISBN-10: 1868570223
by Thomas A Nevin and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Also translated in other SA official languages
The Mantis, the Girl and the Flowers of Namakwaland
(English translation)
Umntanezulu, Intombazana Neentyatyambo
(Xhosa translation)
Ifithwalambiza Intombazana Nezimbali Zasenamaqualand
(Zulu translation)
Serwalankgwana, Ngwananyana le Dipalesa tsa Namaqualand
(Sesotho transl.)
Garamond Publishers (South Africa) [1995]

The story based on a Nama Legend about !Urisib that was very beutiful and very vain. She became jealous when the
Namakwaland daisies flowered and everyone looked at the flowers and not at her. This angried the Mantis god and he taught her a lesson.
The Guano Girl
ISBN 978-1-874983-03-3

Written by Dorian Haarhoff and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Justified Press, imprint of William Waterman Publishers (South Africa) [1995]

This story tells of Gaila living with her grandmother in a fishing village along the Namib desert of West Africa. She longs more than anything for books, especially a book abour birds. Then one day she discovers her wish can come true.

Format (soft cover): 210mm x 135mm; 16 pages Readership: ages 8-13

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Chloe’s Granny
ISBN-10: 0-7981-3487-9
Written by Michelle Holloway and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Naomi se Ouma (Afrikaans translation)
Human & Rousseau (South Africa) [1995]

Chloe's granny doesn't have time for beauty parlours and she doesn't wear smart clothes. She is too busy, in her junk shop, fixing old things. She has bought herself a pair of brand new green tackies and dashes about on her mountain bike. And while other grannies are having parties or attend social gatherings, Chloe's granny sails down the Nile and rides on a camel! This delightful granny will steal the hearts of many a young child. The hilarious illustrations depict her perfectly.
Stapled soft-cover. (EM B-2/ AM 1-2) (GE 2-4 / GA 3-4)
The Story of Buddha
ISBN 1-874983-01-1
retold by Brenda Kali and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Justified Press, imprint of William Waterman Publishers (South Africa) [1994]

The story of Buddha takes the child into the heart of India, into the world of kings and palaces, prophets and demons. It is the story of a prince who, after several years of luxury, abandons his great wealth to embark on a journey of discovery, and finds himself caught in a struggle between good and evil.

Format: softcover; pages: 42
Lana’s long way home (Out of print)
ISBN 0 947 449 86 8
Written and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden

Lana se ompad huistoe (Afrikaans translation)
Ulana uxakwe kukugoduka (Xhosa translation)
Ulana uhlangana nobunzima eya ekhaya (Zulu translation)
Garamond Publishers (South Africa) [1993]

A fish eagle with very poor eyesight swooped down and scooped Lana out of the water. When he realises it is not a fish he scooped out of the water he drop Lana far away from her home. Lana has get away from dangerous animals and find her way home. A story full of humour.
A new bed for Alexia (Out of print)
ISBN: 9780798130219 (pbk)
Written and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
‘n Nuwe bed vir Alexia (Afrikaans translation)
Human & Rousseau (SA) [1992]

Alexia's dad decides to tackle her wobbly new bed with a saw. Soon the bed is much lower than he had planned. Alexia is more than happy, because no monster can fit under her new bed. A simple, charming little story with delightful colour illustrations. Soft cover. (EM PP-1 / AM 1-2)
Goodnight, Grandpa (English) (Out of print)
ISBN: 9780798126793 (hbk)

Nag Oupa (Afrikaans) (Out of print)
Written and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Human & Rousseau (SA) [1990]

Marcus cannot go to sleep, because he sorely misses his grandfather who has recently died. Then Grandpa comes to visit him in a dream, and together they walk into the night to collect all the stars that have fallen to earth. A comforting, imaginative story with lovely colour illustrations. (Preprimary) (EM A-1 / AM B-1)
Harry went to Paris
ISBN 0-14-034309-1
Written by Lesley Beake and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Puffin Books [1989] (German translation published in 1999)

Harry wasn't your ordinary hare. Harry had ambition. Harry was a hare of the world. "I always say," Harry always said, "that travel broaden the mind. I always think," Harry always thought, "that abroad is the place to be..."
And so begins a once of a lifetime adventure for Harry, the hare from highveld. Intent on sampling the Parisien highlife, he plans to stw away on one of the siver specks that cross the sky. Even the best laid plans, however, do not always work out...
A Young Puffin book, soft cover.

Looking for a friend (Out of print)
ISBN 0 7981 2161 0
Written and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden,
‘n Maat vir Mayedwa (Afrikaans translation)
Human & Rousseau (South Africa) [1988]

Mayedwa lives with his parents in a large game reserve and has no friends to play with. One day he discovers a baby elephant following him! But this friend grows much faster than Mayedwa does, and one day he has to leave... An appealing picture book filled with humour and understanding.


Peanutbutter books/Korrelkonfyt boeke (Out of print)
A Monster in the garden
ISBN 0 7981 2059 2
A Peanutbutter Story written and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
‘n Monster in die tuin-‘n Korrelkonfyt-storie (Afrikaans translation)
Human & Rousseau (South Africa) [1987]

Old enough
ISBN 0 7981 2141 6
A Peanutbutter Story
written and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Oud genoeg - ‘n Korrelkonfyt-storie (Afrikaans translation)
Human & Rousseau (South Africa) [1987]

Father Christmas needs help
ISBN 0 7981 2142 4
A Peanutbutter Story
written and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Kersvader het hulp nodig - ‘n Korrelkonfyt-storie (Afrikaans translation)
Human & Rousseau (SA) [1987]

Peanut butter is a dragon. He and Alex are friends, and they met one day in the garden of Alex's new home. Alex's mother and father have never seen Peanutbutter because he loves playing hide and seek and is very good at hiding.
In the first book Alex catches the monster's toe in a mouse trap. The monster is so large that Alex is very relieved that he only eats peanut butter sandwiches and not little children. The monster eats so much that Alexia names him Peanutbutter.
In the second book Alex is old enough to go to the shop all by himself. But Peanutbutter must stay at home... but does he?
In the third book Alex and Peanutbutter help Father Christmas when he has n accident

A tiger took me to the circus (out of print)
ISBN 0 7981 1989 6
Written and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Sirkus toe saam met ‘n tier (Afrikaans translation)
Human & Rousseau (SA) [1986]

Alexia is sick and cannot go to the circus but that evening her cat changes into a tiger who takes her to the circus on his back... "the girl who helps with the animals is sick". There she helps with the acts and after a very busy but exciting day the Ringmaster carries a tired Alexia her home, lead by the tiger. The last picture Alexia is fast asleep with the cat curled up next to her - but there is a tell tale ballon floating in the room.

Die een groot bruin beer (Afrikaans) (out of print)ISBN 0 7981 1757 5
Written and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
(The one large brown bear)
Human & Rousseau (South Africa) [1984]

On his first visit to the zoo Markus wants to take all his favourite toys along, but his father says "Only one."
He chooses his most favourite toy, his bear.
At the zoo there are many animals: two tigers, two elephants, three hippopotamuses, two seals, a lot of ducks and even more rabbits, but there is only one brown bear. Markus senses the bear's loneliness and gives the bear his favourite toy, his brown bear. The first picture book Marjorie wrote and illustrated!
Natie se Jubeljaar (Afrikaans) (Out of print)
ISBN: 0798117166 (hbk)

Written by Rena Schüler and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Human & Rousseau (South Africa) [1984]

Natie has to go to a new school far away from the farm. She will be away from her family, everything that is familier. Everything at the new school will be strange, different. But eventually she makes new friends, achieve atin her work and meet a boy with blue eyes. A coming of age story for girls aged 11 to 14.
Katie in die Goudvallei (Afrikaans) (Out of print)
ISBN 0 7981 1503 3
Written by Jenny Seed and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Human & Rousseau (South Africa) [1983]

With the discovery of gold, Pelgrimsrus became a hive of activity. All types of people, some of them
crooks, very hard dangerous men from all over the world, came to see if they could strike it rich. Ten year old Katie and her father also came to try their luck in this dangerous environment. They meet Tom who helps them and then Tom disappears.

Soetlemoen en Nartjie (Afrikaans) (Out of print)
ISBN: 0 7981 1573 4
Written by Cecilia Saayman and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Human & Rousseau (South Africa) [1983]

Collection of 40 rhymes for young children.