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Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 10
Categories: African, Animal Stories



Appeared in

Over the Horizon: Around the World in Fifteen Stores

Story Summary

This is a lovely tale from South Africa. Fikizolo, the offspring of a gray donkey and a zebra, isn't accepted by either group and is considered worthless by his humans, that is until he is hailed as a hero when he alone can deliver badly needed food to a village ravaged by a flood.