The Magic Tree


This animated folk tale from the Congo, illustrated by Gerald McDermott, centers around twin brothers, Luemba and Mavungu. When the neglected and unloved brother Mavungu finally leaves home, he finds a tree blocking the river and frees the people imprisoned within the tree. Mavungu wins the love of a beautiful princess and receives the strength, beauty, power and love he has desired all his life – as long as he never reveals the secret of the Magic Tree.