Abela Publishing

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Abela Publishing has been established as a Social Enterprise. By this we mean we donate 10% of all our profits to charities, schools and special causes. Indeed ABELA is the Zulu word for "to share or distribute".

Abela Publishing publishes mainly children's books, ,folklore, fairy tales, myths and legends from around the world. In this we include YA fiction but also publish a limited amount of adult contemporary fiction.

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THE MOON THAT SHONE ON THE PORCELAIN PAGODA - Issue 11 the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories. You set the price! Words: 2,770. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In issue 11 of the Baba Indaba children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Chinese tale of the Porcelain Pagoda and how the Emperor wanted his magicians to build him a bridge to the moon. You'll have to read the story to find out if they did.....?
CONKIAJGHARUNA - Issue 14 in the Baba Indaba Series
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories. You set the price! Words: 2,430. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In issue 14, Baba Indaba narrates the story of CONKIAJGHARUNA. It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through Central Asia before arriving in Europe. As such, this Georgian version of Cinderella is more than likely closer to the original than you're ever likely to read.
THE MONKEY AND THE CROCODILE - Issue 13 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories. You set the price! Words: 1,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In issue 13 of the Baba Indaba children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Buddhist Jataka tale of the Monkey and the Crocodile. A crocodile on the mighty Indus river tries to seduce a monkey with only one intention in mind. But will the monkey fall for his deceptive talk?
THE STAR MAIDEN - Issue 18 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories. You set the price! Words: 1,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
In issue 18 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the American Indian, Ojibway story about the maiden who came from the stars who after searching the land for a suitable home, chose to make her home amongst them.
BOSTANAI - A Persian folk tale - Issue 17 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories. You set the price! Words: 2,480. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
In issue 17 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Jewish/Persian tale of BOSTANAI - a story about the Jewish people during their captivity/exile in Babylon and how a cruel monarch was taught a lesson.
ARA AND SEMIRAMIS - Issue 20 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories. You set the price! Words: 1,400. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In issue 20 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Armenian tale of how Queen Semiramis desired King Ara for her consort. King Ara rebuffed all her advances. Filled with rage she attacked King Ara’s kingdom, with disastrous results.
THE TALE OF THE HOODIE - Issue 12 the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories. You set the price! Words: 2,110. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
n issue 12 of the Baba Indaba children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates a tale from the Highlands of Scotland about a Hoodie (a magical being) who tricks a (mortal) maiden into marriage. Her sisters eventually work out the deception and set off to rescue her. But is rescue what she really wants...?
THE GIRL FROM THE EARLY RACE WHO MADE THE STARS - Issue 16 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories. You set the price! Words: 1,780. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
In issue 16 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the San Bushman tale of THE GIRL FROM THE EARLY RACE WHO MADE THE STARS. This story has echos of the Zulu story “The Stars and the Road of Stars” book 1 in the Baba Indaba Children’s Stories which tells of a maiden who created the stars and the Milky Way.
THE STORY ABOUT A BEAUTIFUL MAIDEN - Issue 19 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories. You set the price! Words: 1,120. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In issue 19 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the West African, Hausa folktale about how a chameleon used his brains and outwitted the Hartebeest and other animals to win the hand of the most beautiful maiden in the land. This is in effect the African version of the Tortoise and the Hare.
THE WATCHMAKER - Issue 4 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In issue 4 of the Baba Indaba children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Romanian story of The Watchmaker. A story about how an uneducated but intelligent boy applies himself and rises to a very high office in the land. But is what he has achieved been enough to win the hand of the princess? Well you'll just have to read the story to find out.
TWO ANANSI STORIES - Issue 7 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In issue 7 of the Baba Indaba children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates two more Anansi stories about the mischievous antics of Anansi the West African trickster spider. The stories are – WHY THE JACK-SPANIARD'S WAIST IS SMALL and THE KING AND THE ANT'S TREE.
THE LOST MESSAGE - Issue 10 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In issue 10 of the Baba Indaba children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the African story of The Lost Message. The King of the Insects sends a message to all the varieties of ants showing them how to work together in harmony. But the message is lost along the way with disastrous results. Read the story to find out what these consequences were.
THE EVIL EYE OF SANI - Issue 3 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
In issue 3 of the Baba Indaba children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the story of how Bengali gods Sani, or Saturn, the god of bad luck, and Lakshmi, the goddess of good luck, fell out with each other in heaven. Sribatsa, considered to be the wisest man on Earth was asked to mediate which puts Sribatsa in a fix.
ANANSI AND THE LION - Issue 6 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In issue 6 of the Baba Indaba children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Anansi story about how Anansi, the West African trickster spider, tricks Mr Lion into doing something he would not ordinarily do. So well run is the trick that Mr Lion has to beg help from passers by to extricate himself from his predicament.
THE THREE SILLIES - Issue 9 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
In issue 9 of the Baba Indaba children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the old English story about a young man who sets off to find fame and fortune. Alsong the way he meets three groups of silly people, each group sillier than the last.
The Stars and The Road of Stars - Issue 1 Baba Indaba Childrens Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Issue 1 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories series. Here Baba Indaba, the old Zulu storyteller, narrates the ancient Zulu tale about a maiden from the early race who made stars and the road of stars (Milky Way) and how she went about doing this.
THE PIXIE OF THE WELL - Issue 5 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
In issue 5 of the Baba Indaba children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Turkish story of a poor Woodcutter, tired of being poor goes off to seek his fame and fortune. Along the way he meets a Pixie in need whom he helps. Well where does this end up.....? You'll have to read the story to find out!
THE TORTOISE AND THE DUCKS - Issue 8 in the Baba Indaba Children's Stories
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In issue 8 of the Baba Indaba children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Aesop's fable about the Tortoise and the Ducks and how "foolish curiosity and vanity often lead to misfortune."


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