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Dhegdheer : a scary Somali folktale

Author: Marian A Hassan; Betsy Bowen
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Humanities Commission, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Hargega Valley is terrorized by the Dhegdheer, who eats up everyone that crosses her path. She orders her daughter to build an empty village to lure travelers and soon a grieving widow and her son stop for water. The daughter attempts to hide the travelers, but the Dhegdheer can smell them, and starts to search, hut by hut.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Folklore Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marian A Hassan; Betsy Bowen
ISBN: 1931016186 9781931016186 1931016194 9781931016193
OCLC Number: 76881843
Language Note: In Somali and English.
Notes: "Minnesota Humanities Commission, Somali bilingual book project."
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: retold by Marian A. Hassan ; illustrated by Betsy Bowen.

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The Hargega Valley is terrorized by the Dhegdheer, who eats up everyone that crosses her path. She orders her daughter to build an empty village to lure travelers and soon a grieving widow and her son stop for water. The daughter attempts to hide the travelers, but the Dhegdheer can smell them, and starts to search, hut by hut.

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