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Famous South African folk tales

Author: Pieter W Grobbelaar; Katrine Harries
Publisher: Cape Town : Human & Rousseau, 1985, ©1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of fifty-four folk tales from South Africa including Cape Malay, San, Khoikhoi, and Afrikaan tales.
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Grobbelaar, Pieter W. (Pieter Willem).
Famous South African folk tales.
Cape Town : Human & Rousseau, 1985, ©1968
(OCoLC)654593299
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pieter W Grobbelaar; Katrine Harries
ISBN: 0798118334 9780798118330
OCLC Number: 13527713
Notes: Translation of: Mooiste Afrikaanse sprokies, c1968.
Description: 215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The ungrateful snake --
The seal maiden --
Pinkie Bluebottle and bee --
The woman who could not hold her peace --
Captain van Hunks and the Devil --
The war between the animals and the birds --
How the animals chose a king --
How the birds and the insects fell out --
How the birds chose a king --
The mouse who was too clever --
The great thirst --
The watersnake --
Little Hare Harelip --
The envious lions --
Get him Jackal: Hare's horse --
The church of the bees --
Get him, Jackal! --
Soup with a kick --
King Lion's presents --
Jackal mistrusts his own peace --
Jackal tiger-eater --
Hare with the calabash of water --
Lion's wife --
Sheikh Yussuf --
The incompetent judge --
Baboon and the pears that hurt --
Til Owlglass: The truth is painful --
The clever crow --
Broken china --
The death penalty for a ne'er-do-well --
A hard night's rest --
Hewer of wood, carrier of water --
The golden bird --
Old age --
The cleft in the mountain --
The enchanted forest --
The stupid farmer --
The disappearance of the piebald bee --
Sikulume --
The clever little man: The son of the chief --
Tiny's plan --
How Tiny became a cattle farmer --
The tug of war --
A dead heat --
Jackal and wolf: The barrel of butter --
Wolf and Jackal in the sheep kraal --
The hanging rock --
Antjie Somers --
The witch of the valley --
How Wolf learnt to fly --
Rainier de Winnaar: Strong tobacco --
Catchem --
The Flying Dutchman.
Other Titles: Mooiste Afrikaanse sprokies.
Responsibility: selected and retold by Pieter W. Grobbelaar ; with illustrations by Katrine Harries ; [English translation by Lesley Whitwell].

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A collection of fifty-four folk tales from South Africa including Cape Malay, San, Khoikhoi, and Afrikaan tales.

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