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Cow-tail Switch and Other West African Stories

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Publisher Comments:

     “The stories of West Africa are about men and animals, about kings, warriors, and hunters. They tell about clever people and stupid people, about good ones and bad ones, about how things and animals got to be how they are. Sometimes they are just tall tales. There are stories about Frog, Rabbit, Turtle, Guinea Fowl, and all the other animals that West Africans know. Some of the stories make you think. Some make you laugh.

     Here are some of the stories of the people of the forests, the seacoast, the hills, and the plains.

     The people of West Africa give them to you.”

Synopsis:

17 stories make up this unique collection of folktales brought to life by illustrations throughout the text.

Synopsis:

"The seventeen stories, mostly gathered in the Ashanti country, are fresh to collections and are told with humor and originality." --The Horn Book

Synopsis:

The stories of West Africa are about men and animals, about kings, warriors, and hunters. They tell about clever people and stupid people, about good ones and bad ones, about how things and animals got to be how they are. Some stories in this book will make you think. Some will make you laugh. All of them are retold with folk spirit full of generosity and vitality.

About the Author

As a young man, Harold Courlander (1908-1996) took a trip to Haiti with the intention of doing research for a novel. He discovered his lifelong passion, anthropology, which led him to further travels and research into Native Americans, Asians, Indians, and numerous African tribes. He preserved the history of these people in his many books of folklore and history.
 
George Herzog (1901-1983) was a musicologist and anthropologist specializing in Native American music. Like Courlander, he was intent on preserving the heritage of people, particularly through their music.
 
Madye Lee Chastain (1908-1989) wrote 17 childrens books and illustrated many more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805002980
Subtitle:
And Other West African Stories
With:
Chastain, Madye Lee
Author:
Courlander, Harold
Author:
Herzog, George
Author:
Chastain, Madye Lee
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - African
Subject:
Folk-lore, african
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20080429
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.64 x 5.37 x 0.46 in
Age Level:
09-12

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17 stories make up this unique collection of folktales brought to life by illustrations throughout the text.
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"The seventeen stories, mostly gathered in the Ashanti country, are fresh to collections and are told with humor and originality." --The Horn Book

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The stories of West Africa are about men and animals, about kings, warriors, and hunters. They tell about clever people and stupid people, about good ones and bad ones, about how things and animals got to be how they are. Some stories in this book will make you think. Some will make you laugh. All of them are retold with folk spirit full of generosity and vitality.

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