Tales from African Dreamtime

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.

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