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Ajapa the Tortoise: A Book of Nigerian Folk Tales (Dover Evergreen Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

This entertaining collection of traditional Nigerian folk tales is filled with instructive lessons in honesty, loyalty, and true friendship. The stories begin with the whimsical tale of Ajapa the Tortoise who, in "Tortoise Goes Wooing," learns important lessons in sharing. Other stories tell of Tortoise and the fly, how Tortoise acquired some of the world's wisdom, how he saved the king and tricked the lion, what happened when Tortoise rented his house, why he became bald, and much more. The 30 time-honored tales, handed down from generation to generation, will enchant an audience of young listeners just as much as it will delight readers of all ages. Unabridged republication of the edition published by A. & C. Black, Ltd., London, 1929. 8 full-page illus.

Synopsis:

This entertaining collection of 30 traditional Nigerian folk tales is filled with instructive lessons in honesty, loyalty, and friendship. Timeless fables recount adventures of Ajapa the Tortoise: how he saved the king and tricked the lion, what happened when he rented his house, how he came to be bald, and more.

Table of Contents

Chapter

I. Tortoise Goes Wooing

II. Why Women Have Long Hair

III. How Tortoise Became a Chief

IV. The Inquisitive Servant

V. Tortoise and Crab

VI. The Golden Comb

VII. The Farmer's Daughter

VIII. The Seven Brothers

IX. The Bat

X. The Two Jars

XI. Akiti

XII. The Elegant Crab

XIII. Tortoise and Fly

XIV. The Leopard-Man

XV. Tortoise and the World's Wisdom

XVI. The Iroko Tree

XVII. The Ants and the Serpent

XVIII. Tortoise Saves the King

XIX. Oluronbi's Promise

XX. The Head

XXI. Tortoise Tricks the Lion

XXII. War About a Goat

XXIII. The Elephant and the Rhinoceros

XXIV. The Abyss of Ajaye

XXV. The Magician's Parrot

XXVI. Tortoise and the Cock

XXVII. Tortoise Lets His House

XXVIII. The Monkeys and the Gorilla

XXIX. The Wrestlers

XXX. Why Tortoise Is Bald

Illustrations

  Tunde and the Leopard-Man

  Tortoise Finds the Horse's Head

  Ladipo and His Masters

  A Fisherman Finds the Golden Comb

  Akiti Fights the Elephant

  Sani and the Magic Tree

  Tortoise and the Lion

  Oke Pays a Visit to Ata

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486423616
Author:
Baumann, Margaret
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Turtles
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - African
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Folklore -- Nigeria.
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Animals - Turtles
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Children's Classics
Series Volume:
no. 01-03-041
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.25 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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This entertaining collection of 30 traditional Nigerian folk tales is filled with instructive lessons in honesty, loyalty, and friendship. Timeless fables recount adventures of Ajapa the Tortoise: how he saved the king and tricked the lion, what happened when he rented his house, how he came to be bald, and more.
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