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When bat was a bird and other animal tales from Africa

Author: Nick Greaves; David Du Plessis
Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : Struik Publishers, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The twenty-four stories in this book are drawn from the lore and mythology of a number of southern African tribal groupings"--Page [4].
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Juvenile works
Folklore Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Greaves; David Du Plessis
ISBN: 1868729982 9781868729982
OCLC Number: 61267093
Description: 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Why monkey fears leopard --
The cat that walks alone --
Khokhoba and the false suitor --
The Zulu --
The magic of the little Honeyguide --
Unlikely partners in crime --
The Shangaan --
Why the reed warbler babbles --
The golden citadel --
Hare and the King of the beasts --
Hare, the legendary trickster --
The Sotho --
The magic verandah pole --
The Venda --
The crafty jackal and the proud hyaena --
The supreme carnivore --
The Tswana --
How snake lost his leg --
The insect that eats its partner --
The Bushmen --
Why leopard lives in caves --
The grey ghost of Africa --
When bat was a bird --
The most quarrelsome of animals --
The motherly baboon --
Lessons from primates --
The tortoise and the baboon --
Reptiles from ancient times --
The Shona --
Why Heron has a bent neck --
The lone grey fisherman --
When tortoise misled the monkeys --
Living dangerously on the forest's edge --
The rivers of tears --
The Swazi --
Why we should listen to squirrel --
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed --
The magic horns --
The tokoloshe --
The power of Tawana, the lion cub --
King of the wilderness --
Tortoise and lizard --
The lizard with the decoy tail --
The Herero --
Singisi and the mamba --
The bird that sounds like a lion --
The Ndebele --
When hare tricked serval --
The cat that catches birds in flight --
The bride of the rainbow --
The smoke that thunders.
Responsibility: told by Nick Greaves ; illustrated by David du Plessis.

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Why does monkey fear leopard? Why does the Reed Warbler babble? How did Jabulani outwit the Lion? These and other intriguing questions are answered in When bat was a bird. Twenty-four stories feature  Read more...

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