African Folk Tales - Hugh Vernon-Jackson (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780486405537
Department
Books
Released
8 Jan 1999
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Yuko Green
Hugh Vernon-Jackson (Editor)
Yuko Green (Illustrator)
Hugh Vernon-Jackson
Susan L. Rattiner (Editor)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Dover Pubns
Series
Dover Children's Thrift Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
60
Dimensions
203 x 127 x 6mm (45g)

Annotation

Presents eighteen traditional tales from West Africa, including "The Tortoise and the Leopard," "The Story of Muhammadu," and "The Magic Crocodile."

Summary

  • 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.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 3-4 Ages 8-9
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
BIC Classification 1
Educational: Citizenship & social education
BIC Classification 2
Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
Tales; Africa, West.
Library Subject 2
Tales; Nigeria.
Library Subject 3
Folklore; Africa, West.
Dewey Classification
398.2/0966