African Folk Tales (Dover Children’s Thrift Classics)
by Hugh Vernon-Jackson
Publication Date: Jan 08, 1999
List Price: $3.00
Format: Paperback, 64 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Dover Publications
Publisher: Dover Publications
Parent Company: Dover Publications
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This exciting collection of traditional African folk tales introduces you to a host of interesting people and unusual animals. Eighteen authentic fables, recorded as they were told by tribal members of Nigerian and other cultures, range from the imaginative "Story of a Farmer and Four Hyenas" to an entertaining account of "The Man with Seven Dogs."
In "The Magic Crocodile," you’ll meet a reptile with very strange powers, while "The Boy in the Drum" teaches a valuable lesson in the importance of obeying one’s parents. In "The Hare and the Crownbird," a fine, feathered friend is rewarded for its acts of kindness. You’ll also learn why a ram has a large head and a tortoise a small one in "The Greedy but Cunning Tortoise"; and in "A She-Goat and Her Children," you’ll discover how a clever animal managed to provide food for her children.
Set in large, easy-to-read type and enhanced with Yuko Green’s 19 lively illustrations, this collection of time-honored folk tales will delight readers of all ages.