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The Girl Who Married a Lion: And Other Tales from Africa

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Gathered here is a beguiling selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana as retold by the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This treasury contains most of the stories previously collected in Children of Wax and seven new tales from the Setswana-speaking people of Botswana.

A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a lion in disguise, but not before they have two sons who might actually be cubs . . . When a child made of wax follows his curiosity outside into the heat of daylight and melts, his siblings shape him into a bird with feathers made of leaves that enable him to fly into the light . . . Talking hyenas, milk-giving birds, clever cannibals who nonetheless get their comeuppance, and mysterious forces that reside in the landscape—these wonderful fables bring us the wealth, the variety, and the particular magic of traditional African lore.

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Synopsis:

The best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency brings together a treasury of traditional African folktales and lore from the Ndebele people of Zimbabwe and the Setswana people of Botswana, including "Milk Bird," "Why Elephant and Hyena Live Far from People," and other fables. 25,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Gathered here is a beguiling selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana as retold by the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This treasury contains most of the stories previously collected in Children of Wax and seven new tales from the Setswana-speaking people of Botswana.

A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a lion in disguise, but not before they have two sons who might actually be cubs . . . When a child made of wax follows his curiosity outside into the heat of daylight and melts, his siblings shape him into a bird with feathers made of leaves that enable him to fly into the light . . . Talking hyenas, milk-giving birds, clever cannibals who nonetheless get their comeuppance, and mysterious forces that reside in the landscape—these wonderful fables bring us the wealth, the variety, and the particular magic of traditional African lore.

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, and of a new series, The Sunday Philosophy Club. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland, where he is a professor of medical law at Edinburgh University.

Table of Contents

Table of contents online: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy052/2004052231.html.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375423444
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Edited by:
Alexander McCall Smith
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Author:
Alexander McCall Smith
Subject:
Fiction-Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fiction : Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Mythology-World Tales
Subject:
Fiction : Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20041207
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
189

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Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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Product details 189 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780375423444 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency brings together a treasury of traditional African folktales and lore from the Ndebele people of Zimbabwe and the Setswana people of Botswana, including "Milk Bird," "Why Elephant and Hyena Live Far from People," and other fables. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Gathered here is a beguiling selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana as retold by the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This treasury contains most of the stories previously collected in Children of Wax and seven new tales from the Setswana-speaking people of Botswana.

A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a lion in disguise, but not before they have two sons who might actually be cubs . . . When a child made of wax follows his curiosity outside into the heat of daylight and melts, his siblings shape him into a bird with feathers made of leaves that enable him to fly into the light . . . Talking hyenas, milk-giving birds, clever cannibals who nonetheless get their comeuppance, and mysterious forces that reside in the landscape—these wonderful fables bring us the wealth, the variety, and the particular magic of traditional African lore.

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