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West African Folk Tales

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ISBN-10: 0486427641

ISBN-13: 9780486427645

Edition: 2003

Authors: Hugh Vernon-Jackson, Patricia Wright

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Description:

Collection of traditional folk tales introduces a host of interesting people and unusual animals — among them "The Cricket and the Toad," "The Greedy Hare," "The Tortoise and His Broken Shell," and "The Boy in the Drum." Illustrations by Patricia Wright.
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Book details

List price: $7.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Patricia Wright and photographer Larry Wright collaborated on two previous books, Bonfires and Beacons and Bright Lights, Dark Nights.

The Story of a Hunter and his Antelope Wife
The Tortoise and the Leopard
An Elephant, a Bush Dog, and the Villagers
The Story of a Farmer and Four Hyenas
The Greedy but Cunning Tortoise
The One-legged Man and the Tortoise
A She-goat and her Children
How the Hyena's Fur became Striped
The Boy in the Drum
Adamu's Mountain
The Man with Seven Dogs
The Story of Muhammadu
A Hunter, when the World began
The Son with a Big Head
Koba, the Hunter who stopped Hunting
A Rich Man and his Goat
The Boy who had to choose his Father
A Boastful Man who was not Brave
The Story of Ja'afaru and his Mother's Sons
The Story of Mullum the Soldier
The Story of a Princess and Two Princes
The Marriage of the Hunter's Sister (An Ijaw story, Eastern Nigeria)
How the Cat destroyed the Rats (A Nupe story, Northern Nigeria)
A Good Fortune in Camels (A Hausa story, Northern Nigeria)
The Fisherman and the Ring (A Hausa story, Northern Nigeria)
The Magic Crocodile (A Hausa story, Northern Nigeria)
The Contest between Fire and Rain (A Yoruba story, Western Nigeria)
The Wise Old Man and the Ferocious Leopard (A Fulani story, Northern Cameroons)
A Father's Warning (An Angas story, Northern Nigeria)
The Lion is not the King of Men (A Hausa story, Northern Nigeria)
The Hare and the Crownbird (A Sura story, Northern Nigeria)
The Forgiving Wife (An Ibo story, Eastern Nigeria)
The Medicine for Getting a Son (An Ibo story, Eastern Nigeria)
The Present is the Most Important Time (A Hausa story, Northern Nigeria)
Wiser than a King (An Ankwai story, Northern Nigeria)
The Lion, the Monkey and the Clever Bird (An Ibo story, Eastern Nigeria)
The Rivalry for the Lizard King's Daughters (An Ibo story, Eastern Nigeria)
The Superiority of a Man Twenty-five Years Old (A Kanuri story, Northern Nigeria)
The Magic Cooking Pot (A Nupe story, Northern Nigeria)
The Tortoise is not as clever as he sometimes thinks (A Kabba story, Northern Nigeria)
The Greedy Hare (A Nupe story, Northern Nigeria)
The Tortoise and his Broken Shell (An Igbirra story, Northern Nigeria)
The Cricket and the Toad (A Nupe story, Northern Nigeria)
The Pig's search for a Grinding Stone (A Yoruba story, Western Nigeria)
The Poor Man who became King (An Angas story, Northern Nigeria)
Another Cause of Enmity between the Cat and the Rat (An Ibo story, Eastern Nigeria)
The Singing Bird and the Dancing Farmer (An Ibo story, Eastern Nigeria)