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Author Arnott, Kathleen.

Title Tales from Africa / retold by Kathleen Arnott ; illustrated by Rosamund Fowler.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Children's Department  JUV. 398.2096 A764T    Check Shelf
Description 214 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Note Originally published as: African myths and legends, 1962.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Why the dog is the friend of man -- The man who learned the language of the animals -- Tortoise and the lizard -- The rubber man -- Tortoise and the baboon -- Spider and the lion -- Thunder and lightning -- Why the crab has no head or how the first river was made -- A test of skill -- The tale of the superman -- Why the bush-fowl calls at dawn and why flies buzz -- Spider and squirrel -- Unanana and the elephant -- Spider's web -- The magic horns -- Snake magic -- Hare and the corn bins -- What the squirrel saw -- Hare and the hyena -- The calabash children -- The blacksmith's dilemma -- The magic drum -- Why the sun and moon live in the sky -- The monkey's heart -- The children who lived in a tree-house -- Why the bat flies at night -- Tug of war -- The discontented fish -- Hallabau's jealousy -- Goto, King of the land and the water -- The singing drum and the mysterious pumpkin -- The snake chief -- The two brothers -- Fereyel and Debbo Engal the witch.
Subject Tales -- Africa.
Folklore -- Africa.
Mythology, African.
Tales -- Africa -- Juvenile fiction.
Folklore -- Africa -- Juvenile fiction.
Mythology, African -- Juvenile fiction.
Added Title African myths and legends
ISBN 0192750798
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