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Asare, Meshack 1945-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 165 publications in 6 languages and 2,315 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Short stories  History 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PZ8.1.F18, 398.2096
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Publications about Meshack Asare
Publications by Meshack Asare
Most widely held works by Meshack Asare
Bury my bones but keep my words : African tales for retelling by Tony Fairman( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various regions of Africa, including "The Man with a Tree on His Head," "There's One Day for the Victim," and "The Two Swindlers."
Sosu's call by Meshack Asare( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
When a great storm threatens, Sosu, an African boy who is unable to walk, joins his dog Fusa in helping save their village
Cat in search of a friend by Meshack Asare( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
A little yellow cat searches everywhere for a strong friend who will protect her
Chipo and the bird on the hill : a tale of ancient Zimbabwe by Meshack Asare( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and German and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Chipo and Damdudzo set out in search of the big stone bird at Great Zimbabwe after Sekuru tells them the story of the bird that guided their ancestors across the veld to the hill. All the mysteries of the ancient ruins come alive as the little princess and her friend, a weaver's son, slip away from their duties to climb the hill in search of the bird. On their way, they meet the iron smelters, the goldsmith, the priests and a host of other inhabitants of the kingdom of 700 years ago
The frightened thief by S. A. Amu Djoleto( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Swahili and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Amanor, a school boy in Ghana, gives up his pocket money to the school bullies, but he has to turn to thievery when they demand more
The price of peace : stories from Africa by Christine Lindop( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
"Careful, Connie, please. Your little sister's eyes are looking angry. Look at the sudden lines around her mouth. Connie, a sister is a good thing. Evey a younger sister. 'Mercy, who are you going out with?' Connie gets an answer to her question, but is is not the answer she wants to hear. And what is the prince of peace between sisters?"--P. [4] of cover
The brassman's secret by Meshack Asare( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Kwajo's father makes traditional small figures. One day, he makes him a little brass drummer who comes alive and transforms Kwajo into a land of proverbs and riddles. It is a land where the figures represent money, and the people are citizens in a powerful kingdom. Kwajo is tempted by riches but must first solve a series of riddles and symbols. He fails at the last test, but learns an important lesson
Kwajo and the brassman's secret : a tale of old Ashanti wisdom and gold by Meshack Asare( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 41 libraries worldwide
The goldweights that Kwajo has helped make present him with the chance to get some stolen gold dust
The magic goat by Meshack Asare( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Tawia goes to sea by Meshack Asare( Book )
6 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and French and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Tawai lives in a fishing village near Accra. He longs to go to sea with the men, but they tell him he is too young. Tawai builds his own coconut canoe and sets it out to sea
Children of the tree by Meshack Asare( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
This is the story of the origins of the people of Namibia. It is derived from folklore, historical accounts and archaeological findings
La llamada de Sosu by Meshack Asare( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 30 libraries worldwide
When a great storm threatens, Sosu, an African boy who is unable to walk, joins his dog Fusa in helping save their village
The cross drums by Meshack Asare( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Tells of two villages who come together, motivated and harnessed by the "cross drums", because the drums call to each other and blend as one
Noma's sand : a tale from Lesotho by Meshack Asare( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"Is is right to ask Mama to pay a debt she knows nothing about? Yet, Sothulu, the money lender, insists taking Bodo (cow) away; the family must do without the cow which gives it milk. But can Sothulu get away with all his unreasonable demands?"--[4] of cover
Meliga's day by Meshack Asare( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Amid scenes of everyday life in an African village, the boy Meliga goes searching for his lost cow
Ghana welcomes you by Orientation to Ghana Committee( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Akosua in Brazil by Alero Olympio( Book )
2 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Kwajo und das Geheimnis des Trommelmännchens by Meshack Asare( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in German and English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Halima by Meshack Asare( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Die Katze sucht sich einen Freund : ein Bilderbuch aus Afrika by Meshack Asare( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Österreichischer Kinder- und Jugendbuchpreis (Kinderbuch) 1985
 
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Alternative Names
Asare, M.
Asare, M. 1945-
Asare, M. (Meshack), 1945-
Meshack Asare 1945-
Languages
English (84)
German (8)
Spanish (6)
Catalan (2)
French (1)
Swahili (1)
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