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The Magic Gourd

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Coretta Scott King Honor author/artist tells a tale from Mali about a magic gourd that can fill itself with whatever its owner desires. And hidden within is a powerful lesson about generosity.

Draught and famine have come to the parched forest. And when a hungry Rabbit rescues Brother Chameleon from a thorny bush, Chameleon repays him tenfold with a magical gourd that always stays filled with food and water. But soon a greedy king steals the gourd to make gold and food for himself. Cleverly, Rabbit recovers his gourd, but still leaves plenty for the King. Surprised by Rabbit's kind act, the king begins to learn the importance of generosity and friendship.

Exciting illustrations in bright ceramic plates, bowls and sculpture practically dance off of the pages.

Synopsis:

This celebration of the rich culture of Mali tells a tale of the importance of generosity. When drought parches the land, Rabbit rescues Chameleon from a thorny bush. Chameleon repays him with a magical gourd that always stays filled with food and water. But soon a greedy king steals the gourd for himself. Illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439439602
Author:
Diakite, Baba Wague
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Illustrator:
Wague Diakite, Baba
Author:
Wague Diakite, Baba
Location:
New York
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mali
Subject:
Folklore -- Mali.
Subject:
Magic
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
70-0079
Publication Date:
20030201
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-07

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Children's » Folk Tales » African
Children's » Picture Books » Folktales » African

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Product details 32 pages Scholastic - English 9780439439602 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This celebration of the rich culture of Mali tells a tale of the importance of generosity. When drought parches the land, Rabbit rescues Chameleon from a thorny bush. Chameleon repays him with a magical gourd that always stays filled with food and water. But soon a greedy king steals the gourd for himself. Illustrations.
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