African Folk Tales

African Folk Tales

by Hugh Vernon-Jackson, Yuko Green

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486110028
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 679,131
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

The Tortoise and the Leopard
The Story of a Farmer and Four Hyenas
The Greedy but Cunning Tortoise
A She-goat and her Children
The Boy in the Drum
Adamu's Mountain
The Man with Seven Dogs
The Story of Muhammadu
"A Hunter, when the World began"
"Koba, the Hunter who stopped Hunting"
A Rich Man and his Goat
The Story of Mullum the Soldier
A Good Fortune in Camels
The Fisherman and the Ring
The Magic Crocodile
The Contest between Fire and Rain
The Hare and the Crownbird
The Medicine for Getting a Son

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African Folk Tales 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Sundry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
African Folk Tales is a collection of 18 West African fables. This book is like unsalted food. There's something there, but it needs just a touch more to be good. The book is part of the Dover Thrift series, so I don't expect a full dissertation on each fable. Still, I'm left unsatisfied, and with a vague feeling that there is something missing, after reading this book.
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