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Aardema, Verna

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Works: 185 works in 550 publications in 1 language and 39,549 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Legends  Biography  Poetry  Stories, plots, etc  Picture books  Drama  Big books 
Classifications: PZ8.1.A213, E
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Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
49 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,853 libraries worldwide
A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit. A mosquito annoyed the iguana, who frightened the python, who scared the rabbit ... and now the whole jungle is in an uproar because the sun won't rise. The animals discuss the situation and decide to punish the mosquito. Even today, whenever we hear a mosquito buzz, we smack it hard!
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain : a Nandi tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
44 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,648 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 )
19 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 2,395 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 )
17 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,099 libraries worldwide
Rabbit has a problem - someone is inside her house and won't let her in
Rabbit makes a monkey of lion : a Swahili tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 1,647 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 1,605 libraries worldwide
A collection of twelve folktales from different parts of Africa
Traveling to Tondo : a tale of the Nkundo of Zaire by Verna Aardema( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,522 libraries worldwide
On his way to his wedding, with his friends as attendants, a civet cat meets with extraordinary and unexpected delays
Anansi does the impossible! : an Ashanti tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,469 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
How the ostrich got its long neck : a tale from the Akamba of Kenya by Verna Aardema( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,353 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 )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,320 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 )
15 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,133 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 )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 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 1,000 libraries worldwide
Lazy Anansi seeks to trick someone into doing the heavy work of laying his fish trap, but instead he is fooled into doing the job himself. Anansi, in human form, is tricked by Bonsu when they go fishing
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 945 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 )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 897 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
What's so funny, Ketu? : a Nuer tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 857 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 )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 821 libraries worldwide
Ten folk legends from southern Africa include 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 755 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 734 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
Tales from the story hat by Verna Aardema( Book )
4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
A collection of nine folk tales from Africa
 
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Alternative Names
Aardema, V., 1911-2000
アーダマ, バーナ
アールデマ, ヴェルナ
Languages
English (243)
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