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The girl who married a lion and other tales from Africa

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Anthologie
General fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Girl who married a lion and other tales from Africa.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2004
(OCoLC)607587825
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0375423125 9780375423123
OCLC Number: 55657342
Description: xiv, 189 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: A letter from Mma Ramotswe --
Guinea fowl child --
A bad way to treat friends --
A girl who lived in a cave --
Hare fools the baboons --
Pumpkin --
Sister of bones --
Milk bird --
Beware of friends you cannot trust --
Children of wax --
Brave hunter --
Stone Hare --
A tree to sing to --
A blind man catches a bird --
Hare fools Lion, again --
Strange animal --
Bad uncles --
Why Elephant and Hyena live far from people --
The wife who could not work --
Bad blood --
The sad story of Tortoise and Snail --
An old man who saved some ungrateful people --
Lazy baboons --
Great snake --
The girl who married a lion --
Two bad friends --
How a strange creature took the place of a girl, and then fell into a hole --
Greater than Lion --
Head tree --
The grandmother who was kind to a smelly girl --
The baboons who went this way and that --
Two friends who met for dinner --
The thathana moratho tree --
Tremendously clever tricks are played, but to limited effect.
Responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith.
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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.

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