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Lion outwitted by hare, and other African tales.

Author: Phyllis Savory; Franz Altschuler
Publisher: Chicago, A. Whitman [1971]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 160-page hardcover book for students in grades 3 through 9 contains a collection of African folktales. Animals stories and fables about about various people and events are included in this collection of tales from the Bantu tribes who live in the southern portion of the African continent. A brief introduction to each of the these African tribes is included in the author's opening remarks. Most of the stories  Read more...
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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Savory; Franz Altschuler
ISBN: 0807545562 9780807545560
OCLC Number: 1506824
Description: 160 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Tales told by the Matabele people: How the lion was outwitted by the hare. Why the hippopotamus left the forest. The hare's rope trick. The tortoise who dared the hare. How the bat made his choice.--Tales told in Malawi and Kenya: The bushbuck's visitor. The lion and the little brown bird. How a poor man was rewarded. The lazy son. The bird with the golden legs.--Tales told by the Zulu people: The tortoise and his boast. The song of the doves.--Tales told by the Xhosa people: The moon girl. The magic bowl and spoon. When the husband stayed home. The wonderful water pot. What the fish promised.
Responsibility: Illustrated by Franz Altschuler.

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This 160-page hardcover book for students in grades 3 through 9 contains a collection of African folktales. Animals stories and fables about about various people and events are included in this collection of tales from the Bantu tribes who live in the southern portion of the African continent. A brief introduction to each of the these African tribes is included in the author's opening remarks. Most of the stories are under 10 pages in length and each has several accompanying black and white illustratins. The author has also provided the reader with a brief history of each folktale. PMG, 6-76.

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