- Age Range: 8 - 14 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 8
- Series: Dover Children's Thrift Classics
- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications; unknown edition (January 8, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486405532
- ISBN-13: 978-0486405537
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces
African Folk Tales
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African Folk Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics) Paperback – January 8, 1999
by Hugh Vernon-Jackson (Editor), Yuko Green (Illustrator)
This exciting collection of traditional African folk tales introduces you to a host of interesting people and unusual animals. Eighteen authentic fables, recorded as they were told by tribal members of Nigerian and other cultures, range from the imaginative "Story of a Farmer and Four Hyenas" to an entertaining account of "The Man with Seven Dogs."
In "The Magic Crocodile," you'll meet a reptile with very strange powers, while "The Boy in the Drum" teaches a valuable lesson in the importance of obeying one's parents. In "The Hare and the Crownbird," a fine, feathered friend is rewarded for its acts of kindness. You'll also learn why a ram has a large head and a tortoise a small one in "The Greedy but Cunning Tortoise"; and in "A She-Goat and Her Children," you'll discover how a clever animal managed to provide food for her children.
Set in large, easy-to-read type and enhanced with Yuko Green's 19 lively illustrations, this collection of time-honored folk tales will delight readers of all ages.