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West African Folk Tales

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Publisher Comments:

Folk tales around the world, observes the author, often contain similar narratives, providing, perhaps, yet another example of the universal brotherhood of man. This volume of West African folk tales includes a number of such tales, among them, "The Cricket and the Toad," "The Greedy Hare," "The Tortoise and His Broken Shell," "The Story of a Farmer and Four Hyenas," "The Man with Seven Dogs," and "The Boy in the Drum." Animals, both natural and magical, play large roles in these stories. Collected by the author over the years from West Africans of all ages, these charming tales will not only delight folklore enthusiasts but will also appeal to anyone fascinated by African cultures. Parents and teachers in search of cross-cultural material for children will also find this volume a wonderful resource.

Synopsis:

Collection of traditional folk tales introduces a host of interesting people and unusual animals — among them "The Cricket and the Toad," "The Greedy Hare," "The Tortoise and His Broken Shell," and "The Boy in the Drum." Illustrations by Patricia Wright.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486427645
ill.:
Wright, Patricia
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Illustrator:
Wright, Patricia
Author:
Vernon-Jackson, Hugh
Author:
Wright, Patricia
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Folklore -- Africa, West.
Subject:
Tales -- Africa, West.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
African American
Series Volume:
158
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.35 lb

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Collection of traditional folk tales introduces a host of interesting people and unusual animals — among them "The Cricket and the Toad," "The Greedy Hare," "The Tortoise and His Broken Shell," and "The Boy in the Drum." Illustrations by Patricia Wright.
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