A Pride of African Tales
A Pride of African Tales by Amistad at Dream Africa H. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This treasure trove of lavishly illustrated stories comes from different regions in Africa. In ''Anansi,'' an uproarious story from Ghana, the tables
This treasure trove of lavishly illustrated stories comes from different regions in Africa. In "Anansi," an uproarious story from Ghana, the tables are turned on lazy Anansi. "The Boy Who Wanted the Moon," set in the Congo, explains why there are monkeys in the world. "Shansa Mutongo Shima," a thrilling story of the Tabura people from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, reveals the dangers of judging by appearances. In "The Roof of Leaves," from the Congo, a married couple learns a lesson about anger and forgiveness. "The Wedding Basket," set in Nigeria, is a cautionary tale about taboos. In "The Talking Skull," from Cameroon, a foolish man learns too late the wisdom of keeping his mouth shut.
Each tale reflects the rhythms and cadences of the storyteller's muse. For her research, Donna Washington consulted as many written and oral sources as she could find. And award-winning artist James Ransome's stunning water-color paintings illuminate the diversity of the African people, clothing, architecture, landscape, and wildlife. Readers will discover that despite the variety, these stories about human foibles hold universal truths for everyone, everywhere.
|Item Weight:||1.28 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.25 x 11 x 11 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.25 pounds|
|Package Size:||8.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by Amistad, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By Kodansha USA
mpn: FBA-|306022, ean: 9784770021007, isbn: 4770021003,
The brave young fisherman who visits the Kingdom Beneath the Sea in this magical legend is sometimes thought of as Japan's own Rip Van Winkle. The glowing colors and exotic patterns of Shiro Kasamatsu's illustrations, originally painted half a centur...
By Brand: Jacaranda Designs
sku: UUK9966884971, ean: 9789966884978, isbn: 9966884971,
Retells four traditional tales of the Maasai of eastern Africa...
By Brand: Africa World Pr
ean: 9780865433779, isbn: 0865433771,
A retelling of a Bantu folktale provides a humorous look at humankind as it follows the antics of Sebgugugu, whose gluttony leads him into all sorts of difficulties....
By Tuttle Publishing
mpn: FBA-|289919, ean: 9784805309964, isbn: 4805309962,
This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents several Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich oral culture. Welcome to a fantastic world populated by magical teakettles, long-nosed goblins, bra...
By Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ean: 9780689820762, isbn: 0689820763,
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; B...
By Candlewick Press
mpn: FBA-|280189, ean: 9780763645151, isbn: 076364515X,
From the loremaster who brought us THE SECRET HISTORY OF GIANTS comes an intriguing new chronicle revealing the mysterious ways of merfolk.Since ancient times, seafarers and coast-dwellers the world over have reported encounters with merpeople. Vario...
ean: 9781425935139, isbn: 1425935133,
This children's storybook contains five African folktales. The first story explains How the Tortoise Got Its Rough Shell. The animals had a summit with the supreme being, Eke, in the sky. Greed and lack of altruism cost the Tortoise dearly, as he cra...
By Brand: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ean: 9780679869344, isbn: 0679869344,
Illustrated in full color. Beloved storyteller Verna Aardema is at her finest in this African animal tale, weaving charm and suspense with a delightfully satisfying resolution. Peering down from her treetop perch, a lonely lioness admires the noisily...
By Brand: Oxford University Press, USA
ean: 9781881526025, isbn: 0192741438,
Drawn from all parts of Africa, the myths and legends of the African people demonstrate a fierce sense of justice, great powers of patience and endurance, and supreme ability as story-tellers....
By Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ean: 9781469934495, isbn: 1469934493,
Namasi, the shoe maker, is an authentic Masai legend, written for children in English and in KiSwahili, a language widely spoken in East Africa. It tells the story of how the Ndorobo came to think that they are smarter than the Masai. The story is fo...