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Title:
Wanyana and matchmaker frog : [a Bagandan tale]
Author:
Lilly, Melinda.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Vero Beach, Fla. : Rourke Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
A frog repays Wanyana's kindness by helping her pick the right man to be her husband.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.3 0.5 28146.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781571032478
Format :
Book

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Central Library PZ8.1.L468 WAN 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Black History
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Accurate reference to each tribe's history and way of life.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Three worthwhile additions to folklore shelves. All have carefully cited sources, smoothly written texts suitable for independent reading or group presentation, and colorful watercolor illustrations. In Spider..., Ananse tries to retrieve all of the good advice that he has dispensed to the unappreciative villagers and learns that he is not the only one who is wise. In Wanyana..., a girl's kindness to a frog in distress is later repaid when he helps her discover which of her suitors would make the best husband. Zimani's Drum has blind Zimani cleverly rescuing his brother and a pair of sisters from Mkango the Lion, who is determined to eat them all. Each book concludes with a brief pronunciation and definition guide. None of these stories are currently available in picture-book format, and while there are numerous other Akan tales to choose from, the Bagandan and the Malawian cultures have not been as well represented. Solid purchases sure to find an audience.-Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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