About Cathy Kreutter

A Moonbeam Award Winner 2013

Cathy Kreutter

Cathy Kreutter

Cathy Kreutter has seen many changes in Uganda since 1981 when she first came as a young bride with her husband team. She and team returned to Uganda in 1985 with their children Eric and Jessica and worked in North Eastern Uganda and eventually settled in the capital city, Kampala. Tim then started an NGO Cornerstone Development Africa) and Cathy has been the librarian at The International School of Uganda for 25 years. Both of them are Ugandan citizens and still currently live in Kampala After retiring from the International School, she started a new carrier as a writer of children's story books. Like a good Ugandan would, she chose to write, stitch and bind her books in Uganda produced by Ugandans and distributed by Ugandans. As a result of this she went ahead to win the Moonbeam Award!

After retiring from the International School, she started a new carrier as a writer of children's story books. Like a good Ugandan would, she chose to write, stitch and bind her books in Uganda produced by Ugandans and distributed by Ugandans. As a result of this she went ahead to win the Moonbeam Award!


Old Mzee Books

Cathy's books: Tendo's Wish, I Know An Old Mzee Who Swallowed A Fly, The Rock & Roll Rolex and Amina's Choice are currently available for sale in a number of retail stores around Uganda and can be acquired on amazon.com for the international community


 

When Amina's father decides to leave the village to work in the city, her quite life is turned upside down. Amina now faces difficult choices - how to both obey her father and still follow her dream

"I recommend this book to be read in all our schools in Africa, especially in Uganda. The ending is so positively encouraging"

-Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, Order of The Sacred Heart

A simple act of kindness is passed through a Ugandan village with surprising results at the end of the day for Tendo. Tendo's Wish is a circle-story about community with a pay it forward feel that will be enjoyed by the whole family. The repetition and rhythm of the story makes this book a great read-aloud for children; furthermore, the humorous illustration and collage style design of the book takes readers through a village setting in Uganda. It is an interesting way to introduce children to the geography and community culture of Uganda, and the simple jobs that people do in rural areas. A map, glossary and interesting facts at the back of the book give further insight into rural life in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

Her children's stories have been read and loved by thousands of children, rural and urban alike worldwide.

I Know An Old Mzee Who Swallowed A Fly is a classic folk poem, retold in Uganda. The repetition and rhythm of the story makes this book a great read-aloud for children; furthermore, the striking illustration and collage style design of the book takes readers through a variety of landscapes and encounters with animals found in Uganda. It is an interesting way to introduce children to the geography and culture of this country in the heart of Africa. More in depth maps at the back of the book give further insight on one of Uganda's most prominent features, the Nile River, as its begins its journey north to Egypt. This book is part of a greater effort to promote contextualized reading for East African young people, as well as for others around the world to enjoy more positive and lighthearted literature from the region

A rolex takes flight for an unexpected journey! The rock and roll rolex is a humorous tale with clever wordplay on the musical phrase “rock and roll”. It is a book for the whole family to enjoy and for the lovers of the delicious rolex the world over! .

Reviews:

1. "The story the author tells is for everyone who knows that children need to grow up knowing about kindness and appreciating the ripple effects of a helping hand. I hope that is all of us."

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