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Aardema, Verna

Overview
Works: 165 works in 678 publications in 9 languages and 37,523 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Picture books  Legends  Stories in rhyme  Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Drama 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ8.1.A213, E
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Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
81 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 6,465 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 )
61 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 3,646 libraries worldwide
"A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain"--Title page verso
Borreguita and the coyote : a tale from Ayutla, Mexico by Verna Aardema( Book )
23 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,485 libraries worldwide
A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up
Who's in Rabbit's house? : a Masai tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
24 editions published between 1969 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,005 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 )
28 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 1,536 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 )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,476 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 )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,435 libraries worldwide
Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people
Traveling to Tondo : a tale of the Nkundo of Zaire by Verna Aardema( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,413 libraries worldwide
On his way to his wedding, with his friends as attendants, a clever 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 )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,262 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 1,243 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 )
22 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
Relates how a young man named Kojo finally gets the better of the tricky Anansi. Retelling of a humorous Ashanti folktale relating how a young man named Kojo finally gets the better of the tricky Anansi
Anansi finds a fool : an Ashanti tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 940 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
Bimwili & the Zimwi : a tale from Zanzibar by Verna Aardema( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 libraries worldwide
A Swahili girl is abducted by a Zimwi and told to be the voice inside his singing drum
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 872 libraries worldwide
King Gorilla decrees that no one may marry his daughter until a suitor strong enough to consume a barrel of strange, smelly water can be 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 828 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 )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 775 libraries worldwide
For saving the life of a snake, Ketu is rewarded by being allowed to hear animals think
This for that : a Tonga tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 672 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 )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 670 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
Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : [a West Africa tale] by Verna Aardema( Sound Recording )
32 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Reveals the meaning of the mosquito's buzz
Curious George rides a bike --and more tales of mischief by H. A Rey( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Curious George rides a bike: The man in the yellow hat gives Curious George a brand new bicycle ; The great white man-eating shark: Norvin, a boy who closely resembles a shark uses his talents to scare away all the swimmers at Caramel Cove, except for one female shark in love ; Flossie & the fox: Flossie meets up with a clever fox who has been making trouble around town
 
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Alternative Names
Aardema, V. 1911-2000
Aardema, Verna Norberg 1911-2000
Verna Aardema Ameerika Ühendriikide lastekirjanik
Verna Aardema American children's writer
Verna Aardema Amerikaans schrijfster (1911-2000)
Verna Aardema auteure de littérature d'enfance américaine
Verna Aardema escritora de literatura infantil estadounidense
Vugteveen, Verna Norberg Aardema 1911-2000
വെർണ ആർഡെമ
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 (343)
Spanish (7)
Chinese (6)
French (2)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (2)
Xhosa (1)
Sotho (1)
Korean (1)
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