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African Folk Tales [Paperback]

Hugh Vernon-Jackson , Yuko Green
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Jan. 8 1999 Dover Children's Thrift Classics
Entertaining collection of 18 stories handed down from generation to generation among African tribal cultures. Includes "The Magic Crocodile," a whimsical tale of a reptile with strange powers, and "The Hare and the Crownbird," the story of a feathered friend's reward for its acts of kindness. Features 19 lively illustrations.

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5.0 out of 5 stars african folk tales May 29 2001
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I think that this book is a wonderful life lesson to many youngsters out there.From the jungles of Africa to a lion's mouth, these stories wil take your eyes to a whole new world!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great works! March 27 2000
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This is an inexpensive, yet wonderful collection of African folk tales. They are brilliant- a must-have!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great works! March 27 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is an inexpensive, yet wonderful collection of African folk tales. They are brilliant- a must-have!
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5.0 out of 5 stars african folk tales May 29 2001
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I think that this book is a wonderful life lesson to many youngsters out there.From the jungles of Africa to a lion's mouth, these stories wil take your eyes to a whole new world!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good price! Nov. 24 2009
By Rebecca S. Gatlin - Published on Amazon.com
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I do not recommend paying more than $3 for this book because it is small, short, and not well bound. However, the stories are decently interesting and my son loved it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Charming and Evocative Little Book June 17 2011
By Brett H - Published on Amazon.com
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This is quite a short book of about 60 pages covering 18 well known West African folk tales. Almost all these traditional stories involve animals of one sort or another, be they tortoises, leopards, elephants, dogs, goats, camels, crocodiles etc. All but a couple of the stories are accompanied by a black and white line illustration and they are reprinted from a book originally published in the late 1950s.

Examples of the stories are The Story of a Farmer and Four Hyenas, The Greedy but Cunning Tortoise, The Magic Crocodile and a Good Fortune in Camels.

Personally I found these stories quite charming and very evocative of the part of the world they originate from. I imagine children will love them and read this little volume again and again. Perfect for bedtime reading and the stories are about the right length for this.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read along book. March 30 2014
By NecoShaeShae - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book as a Kwanzaa gift for my son. Its a great read along book, and an awesome way to reiterate the African Culture to children The stories leave room for conversation and dialogue between the adult and child, and often after reading these stories my son and God children have many questions. Its a good way to pass the morals and truths of our ancestors on to our children. Id recommend to people of any color but most definitely to families of African descent and heritage.
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