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Aardema, Verna

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Works: 138 works in 588 publications in 12 languages and 38,257 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Legends  Biography  Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Short films  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ8.1.A213, E
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Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
78 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 6,444 libraries worldwide
A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain : a Nandi tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
51 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 3,657 libraries worldwide
A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain
Borreguita and the coyote : a tale from Ayutla, Mexico by Verna Aardema( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 2,519 libraries worldwide
A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up. What's a little lamb to do about a big, oafish coyote that wants to eat her? Why, trick him, of course! This folk tale from the west of Mexico is energetically told and comfortably packed with many recognizable motifs. Mathers enlarges upon the humorous elements of the story in her boldly colored paintings. Aardema and Mathers are felicitously paired in a tale of trickery rewarded that begs to be read aloud. A glossary to correct Spanish pronunciation is conveniently placed at the beginning of the tale
Who's in Rabbit's house? : a Masai tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
28 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 2,062 libraries worldwide
When someone keeps Rabbit out of her own house, her friends suggest ways to get rid of both guest and house
Rabbit makes a monkey of lion : a Swahili tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,590 libraries worldwide
With the help of his friends Bush-rat and Turtle, smart and nimble Rabbit makes a fool of the mighty but slow-witted king of the forest
Misoso : once upon a time tales from Africa by Verna Aardema( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,538 libraries worldwide
A collection of twelve folktales from different parts of Africa. A fine collection of African tales, with each story preceded by a map showing its locale and a glossary of unfamiliar words. Annotation. Illustrated in full color. From Angola to Zanzibar, this treasury is as varied and bountiful as Africa itself! Master storyteller Verna Aardema retells 12 tales of justice and revenge, greed and generosity, sly trickery, and off-the-wall silliness with her trademark humor and flair. Nearly 50 illustrations vibrantly reflect the spirit of these read-aloud delights, while a map of Africa, story source information, and a personal note from the author make this a rich volume for folk-tale lovers of all ages. "Read this book once for the stories, twice for the illustrations, and a hundred times just for fun."
Anansi does the impossible! : an Ashanti tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,460 libraries worldwide
Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people. Peppered with Verna Aardema's trademark ideophones--words that mimic actual sounds--this book makes an ideal read-aloud. Brilliantly realized characters and West African flavor come together in Desimini's extraordinary collage illustrations. Includes a glossary of West African terms and pronunciations. Full color
Traveling to Tondo : a tale of the Nkundo of Zaire by Verna Aardema( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,453 libraries worldwide
On his way to his wedding, with his friends as attendants, a civet cat meets with extraordinary and unexpected delays
How the ostrich got its long neck : a tale from the Akamba of Kenya by Verna Aardema( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,332 libraries worldwide
A tale from the Akamba people of Kenya that explains why the ostrich has such a long neck
The lonely lioness and the Ostrich chicks : a Masai tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and French and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
In this retelling of a Masai tale, a mongoose helps an ostrich get her chicks back from the lonely lioness who has stolen them
Oh, Kojo! How could you! : an Ashanti tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
Relates how a young man named Kojo finally gets the better of the tricky Anansi
Bimwili & the Zimwi : a tale from Zanzibar by Verna Aardema( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 973 libraries worldwide
A Swahili girl is abducted by a Zimwi and told to be the voice inside his singing drum
Anansi finds a fool : an Ashanti tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 972 libraries worldwide
Lazy Ananse seeks to trick someone into doing the heavy work of laying his fish trap, but instead he is fooled into doing the job himself
Princess Gorilla and a new kind of water : a Mpongwe tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
King Gorilla decrees that no one may marry his daughter until a suitor strong enough to consume a barrel of strange, intoxicating water is found
Koi and the kola nuts : a tale from Liberia by Verna Aardema( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
An African folktale in which the son of the chief must make his way in the world with only a sackful of kola nuts and the help of some creatures that he has treated with kindness
Tales from the story hat by Verna Aardema( Book )
8 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
A collection of nine folk tales from Africa
What's so funny, Ketu? : a Nuer tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Xhosa and held by 808 libraries worldwide
For saving the life of a snake, Ketu is rewarded by being allowed to hear animals think
Behind the back of the mountain; Black folktales from southern Africa by Verna Aardema( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
Ten folk legends from southern Africa including Hottentot, Zulu, and Bantu tales
This for that : a Tonga tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Rabbit tricks the other animals of the African plain into giving her food and other treats
The Vingananee and the tree toad : a Liberian tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
A strange animal called the Vingananee beats up all the other animals and eats their stew until the tiny Tree Toad offers to fight him
 
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Alternative Names
Aardema, V. 1911-2000
Verna Aardema American children's writer
Verna Aardema Amerikaans schrijfster (1911-2000)
아데마, 버나 1911-2000
아드마, 베르나 1911-2000
아르데마, 베르나 1911-2000
아아르데마, 베르나 1911-2000
알디마, 버나 1911-2000
アーダマ, バーナ
アールデマ, ヴェルナ
Languages
English (283)
Japanese (8)
Chinese (8)
Spanish (7)
Afrikaans (5)
French (2)
Portuguese (2)
Korean (2)
Dutch (2)
Xhosa (1)
Persian (1)
Sotho (1)
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