The Girl Who Married A Lion and Other Tales From Africa

The Girl Who Married A Lion and Other Tales From Africa

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Random House, Inc.
Gathered here is a beguiling selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana as retold by the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This treasury contains most of the stories previously collected in Children of Wax and seven new tales from the Setswana-speaking people of Botswana.

A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a lion in disguise, but not before they have two sons who might actually be cubs . . . When a child made of wax follows his curiosity outside into the heat of daylight and melts, his siblings shape him into a bird with feathers made of leaves that enable him to fly into the light . . . Talking hyenas, milk-giving birds, clever cannibals who nonetheless get their comeuppance, and mysterious forces that reside in the landscape—these wonderful fables bring us the wealth, the variety, and the particular magic of traditional African lore.

Baker & Taylor
The best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency brings together a treasury of traditional African folktales and lore from the Ndebele people of Zimbabwe and the Setswana people of Botswana, including "Milk Bird," "Why Elephant and Hyena Live Far from People," and other fables. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Gathered here is a selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana as retold by the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This treasury contains stories previously collected in Children of War and seven new tales from the Setswana-speaking people of Botswana.
A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a lion in disguise, but not before they have two sons who might actually be cubs. When a child made of wax follows his curiosity into the heat of daylight and melts, his siblings shape him into a bird with feathers made of leaves that enable him to fly into the light... Talking hyenas, milk-giving birds, clever cannibals who nonetheless get their comeuppance, and mysterious forces that reside in the landscape - these fables bring us the wealth, the variety, and the particular magic of traditional African lore.

Baker
& Taylor

Brings together a treasury of traditional African folktales and lore from the Ndebele people of Zimbabwe and the Setswana people of Botswana, including "Milk Bird," "Why Elephant and Hyena Live Far from People," and other fables.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780375423123
0375423125
Branch Call Number: 398.089 MCC
Characteristics: xiv, 189 p. ;,19 cm.

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