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Title:
The cow-tail switch, and other West African stories
Author:
Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996.
Edition:
First Henry Holt paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : H. Holt, 1986.

©1947
Physical Description:
143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
720 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.8 3.0 30655.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.1 5 Quiz: 02559 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780805002881

9780805002980
Format :
Book

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"An unusually fine collection of folk tales told simply, directly, & with beauty." -Library Journal


Summary

The stories of West Africa are about men and animals, about kings, warriors, and hunters. They tell about clever people and stupid people, about good ones and bad ones, about how things and animals got to be how they are. Some stories in this book will make you think. Some will make you laugh. All of them are retold with folk spirit full of generosity and vitality.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. Named a 1948 Newbery Honor book, this collection of superbly told West African tales is available again. BE. Tales Africa [CIP] 86-46267