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Title:
Ashley Bryan's African tales, uh-huh
Author:
Bryan, Ashley.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
African tales, uh-huh
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
198 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Ananse, the spider in search of a fool -- Frog and his two wives -- Elephant and Frog go courting -- Tortoise, Hare, and the sweet potatoes -- The ox of the wonderful horns -- Hen and Frog -- Why Bush Cow and Elephant are bad friends -- The husband who counted the spoonfuls -- Why Frog and Snake never play together -- How animals got their tails -- Lion and the ostrich chicks -- The son of the wind -- Jackal's favorite game -- The foolish boy.
Reading Level:
"Age 8-12"--Front flap of dustjacket.
ISBN:
9780689820762
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Come gather round, young and old, and hear these stories from Africa, retold and illustrated by the incomparable Ashley Bryan. The fourteen stories in this collection are some of his favorites, previously published in The Ox of the Wonderful Horns; Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum (Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration); and Lion and the Ostrich Chicks (Coretta Scott King Honor Book).
Retold with rich, musical narration, and illustrated with Mr. Bryan's distinctive paintings, these tales are full of fun and magic and a few lessons to be learned. They are tales of tricksters, chieftains, and both wise and foolish creatures. You will learn why Frog and Snake never play together, or why Bush Cow and Elephant are bad friends, or of the problems that a husband has because he likes to count spoonfuls. Although the stories come from many parts of Africa, they are full of the universal human spirit, to be shared and treasured for every generation, uh-huh.