THE STORY ABOUT A BEAUTIFUL MAIDEN - A West African Folktale

THE STORY ABOUT A BEAUTIFUL MAIDEN - A West African Folktale

by Anon E Mouse

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Overview

ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 19 (Electronic)

In issue 19 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the West African, Hausa folktale about how a chameleon used his brains and outwitted the Hartebeest and other animals to win the hand of the most beautiful maiden in the land. This is in effect the African version of the Tortoise and the Hare.

It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through Central Asia before arriving in Europe.

This book also has a "Where in the World - Look it Up" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story, on map. HINT - use Google maps.

Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158265525
Publisher: Abela Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2016
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories , #19
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 583 KB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

The Baba Indaba Children's Stories, published by Abela Publishing, often use folklore and fairy tales which have their origins mists of time. Afterall who knows who wrote the story of Cinderella, also known in other cultures as Tattercoats or Conkiajgharuna. So who wrote the original? The answer is simple. No-one knows, or will ever know, so to assume that anyone owns the rights to these stories is nothing but nonsense. As such, we have decided to use the Author name "Anon E. Mouse" which, of course, is a play on the word "Anonymous".

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