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African Myths and Folk Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)

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 How was the earth formed, and where did animals come from? Why does the hippopotamus live in water, and why do cats chase rats? Imaginative answers to these and other age-old questions can be found among the rich oral traditions of Africa. Generations of listeners have delighted in these fanciful explanations of the natural, moral, and spiritual worlds, which unfold amid a realm of talking animals, magic drums, tricksters, and fairies.

Known as the "Father of Black History," Carter Godwin Woodson was among the first scholars to promote the history and achievements of African-Americans. His compilation of fables about a jealous blind man, a disobedient daughter, a rivalry among brothers, and other timeless predicaments is punctuated with thought-provoking proverbs and gentle humor. Told in simple language, these tales will enchant readers and listeners of all ages. Over sixty evocative illustrations appear throughout the book. 

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Compiled by the "Father of Black History," these fables unfold amid a magical realm of tricksters and fairies. Recounted in simple language, they will enchant readers and listeners of all ages. Over 60 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Compiled by the "Father of Black History," these fables unfold amid a magical realm of tricksters and fairies. Recounted in simple language, they will enchant readers and listeners of all ages. Over 60 illustrations.

Table of Contents

Preface
Creation
Why the Sun Shines by Day and the Moon by Night
How Animals Came into the World
The Beginning of Death
Why Children Belong to the Mother
The Ingrate
the Jealousy of the Blind Man
The Race for a Wife
The Deer and the Snail
Ohia and his Sorrows
Why Some Women Never Eat Mutton
The Fairy Wife
The Disobedient Daughter's Marriage  
Kindness Misunderstood
The Dog and the Leopard
How the Dog Became the Friend of Man
The Cats and Fowls
Why Chickens Live with man
Why the Hawk Catches Chickens
The Fox and the Goat
Why Goats Live with Man
The Lion, the Leopard, and the Dog
The Leopard, the Tortoise, and the Bush Rat
The Lioness and the Cow
Why the Hippopotamus Lives in the Water
Why the Bush Fowl Calls up the Dawn
Why the Cat Catches Rats
The Crocodile's Relatives
The Reward for Honesty
The Squirrel and the Spider
The Toad and the Kite
the Antelope and the Jackal
The Leopard and the Hare
The Rabbit and the Antelope
Beware of Bad Company
The Partnership of the Elephant and the Rabbit
Three Rival Brothers
The Legend of Ngurangurane

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486477343
Author:
Woodson, Carter
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Woodson, Carter Godwin
Author:
Children's Dover Thrift
Subject:
Readers
Subject:
Tales -- Africa.
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Children's Thrift Classics
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.38 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 11

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Compiled by the "Father of Black History," these fables unfold amid a magical realm of tricksters and fairies. Recounted in simple language, they will enchant readers and listeners of all ages. Over 60 illustrations.
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Compiled by the "Father of Black History," these fables unfold amid a magical realm of tricksters and fairies. Recounted in simple language, they will enchant readers and listeners of all ages. Over 60 illustrations.
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