Retold by Magdalene Sacranie
Beautifully illustrated by Sarah Bramley
Foreword by Alexander McCall Smith
Hardbound, large format
Like all folk tales, there is often a moral lurking in the African traditional story. The values that one can detect in these African stories are the deep values of African societies, and we are given a glimpse of what it is that makes Sub-Saharan Africa so special.
(Alexander McCall Smith, from his foreword)
From the wild plains of Sudan to a village in Cameroon, this collection of stories gathers folk tales from many different African traditions. Vibrant color illustrations accompany more than forty stories told in a lively, conversational style. Discover how human beings lost their tail; puzzle over riddles; and meet a variety of animals, from a lazy rabbit to a wicked leopard.
These magical tales are ideal for reading aloud at bedtime for children seven years old and up and for older children to read to themselves.