Tales from Africa
Tales from Africa, by Azubike Aliche, is a collection of eight folk tales. These stories capture the best in African mythology, philosophy and value system. They are adaptations of folk tales handed down from generations of Africans to entertain and educate the younger generation. Centered on animals, the stories teach about loyalty, valor, obedience, treachery and greed, among other virtues and vices. Since time immemorial, folk tales have been instruments of sociaery and greed, among other virtues and vices. Since time immemorial, folk tales have been instruments of socialization in Africa. They are told as bedtime stories to children over fireplaces in the family hall. The are also told at village squares where children gather during moonlight for assorted entertainment and informal education. But these stories have messages for all kids that cut across geographical, racial and cultural boundaries. Indeed, for African American kids who want to know about Africa and their cultural heritage, these stories should prove invaluable. From the loyal dog to the wily tortoise; from the greedy lion to the fearless antelope and from the obedient only son to the once childless couple, curious and impressionable kids will have a lot in these stories to entertain them and task their imagination. To give them better context, the tales have been fortified with African proverbs and wise sayings.… read more
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pag...es, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning proc read more
Nine Years old and always in trouble, Sam has a kind heart but more challenges than most. After Sam gets in trouble with the polic...e, things get even worse and Sam and his four brothers and sisters are left alone when their mum goes missing. Here Comes Tro read more
Kittyland is in Danger Stream is an adorable little cat who's always full of energy. She's very nice, and she can sometimes get in...to a little trouble. But when Kittyland is threatened, Stream and the other animals have to work together if they are to s read more
This lively collection comes from West Africa, a place 'where stories grow on trees'. Here are the famous tricksters: Hare, Tortoi...se, and the greatest of them all - Ananse the spider. The stories are full of larger-than-life characters and situations; and read more
Zomo the rabbit, a trickster from West Africa, wants wisdom. But he must accomplish three apparently impossible tasks before Sky G...od will give him what he wants. Is he clever enough to do as Sky God asks? "The tale moves along with the swift concision of a good joke, right down to its satisfying punch line."-"Publishers Weekly "Wildly exuberant, full of slapstick and mischief, this version of an enduring Nigerian trickster tale, featuring a clever rabbit, is a storyteller's delight."-"Booklist" read more
You've heard of all the other princesses right, Cinderella. Rapunzel. Belle. Tiana. Pocahontas. Mulan. Ariel. Snow White. . Now it...'s time to meet ONAI, princess all the way from Southern Africa. An original story about The Warrior and Princess of Dreams. So what is it all about? First issue is. The Stone Palace needs a hero. In the Mutopa Kingdom, Princess Onai is getting ready for her marriage to Prince Gomo when she is cursed by a jealous trickster and falls into an endless sleep. Trapped in the land of dreams, Onai cannot return, unless someone is brave enough to search for her and bring her back. Who will this brave warrior be? Will he get to her in time? A phenomenal adventure from ancient lands of Zimbabwe that can be enjoyed by the whole family. read more
Though Africa is a huge continent filled with different cultures, African folktales share some characteristics. One is a love of n...ature, specifically animals. The other is a respect for cleverness. These two characteristics meet in the tales of Anansi the Spiderman and the Jackal. Both are tricksters who often get the best of their fellow beasts. Readers will love becoming acquainted with these two characters' exploits as well as other famous, engaging, and often funny African tales. Fact boxes and illustrations enhance each story. read more
A Children's Africana Book Awards Best Book 2016All kinds of animals are featured in these ten sparkling stories from all over Afr...ica, by an award-winning author and illustrator. Find out what happens to Lion when he challenges Elephant and discovers who is the real king of the savannah; laugh along with Tortoise as he bewitches the animals in Tiger's work-party with his irresistible music; find out why Hippo has no hair, how Elephant got his trunk, and why Cockerel crows. Then read about the woman who had a mouse-child! The stories are drawn from the rich folklore of Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Malawi, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and South Africa, and are perfectly matched by Piet Grobler's wonderful illustrations. read more
Osebo the leopard has a fine drum, a huge drum, a "magnificent" drum. All the animals covet Osebo's drum, but he won't let anyone ...else have it, not even Nyame, the Sky-God. So, Nyame offers a big reward to the animal that brings him the drum. All try - the monkey, the elephant, even the python - and all fail. Can a very small tortoise succeed in outwitting the boastful leopard? Jessica Souhami's vibrant collage illustrations, full of movement and humor, add additional appeal to this delightful story. The short, rhythmic text is perfect for reading aloud. read more
This lively collection comes from West Africa, a place 'where stories grow on trees'. Here are the famous tricksters: Hare, Tortoi...se, and the greatest of them all - Ananse the spider. The stories are full of larger-than-life characters and situations; and include the tale of how Ananse got his thin waist, how Crocodile learnt his lesson, and how Monkey managed not to get eaten by Shark. read more
Adamu is the high-jumping contest of the Maasai tribe in Kenya and Tanzania. It is a fable, an allegory that describes how a boy,... in jumping so high, finds his grounding, that which is really important. read more
Within this little volume you will find 10 unique folk tales and children's stories from the African mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. ...Here you will find the story of Takane, who, despite having an arranged marriage, became a happy and devoted wife. The tale o read more
Charles and Mary Lamb, brother and sister, collaborated on narrative versions of 20 plays in their "Tales From Shakespeare." The f...ollowing Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purp read more
Woodland friends Badger, Fidgety Fox, Owl, Rosie Rabbit, Tiny Mouse and Robin pursue independent holiday interests, from making gi...ngerbread to enjoying quiet time, before gathering together for a shared final story in the barn, where they encounter special guests. read more
Paperback, Xlibris, 2015, ISBN13 9781503530423, ISBN10 1503530426
Yea-uhh Follow Mordecai and Rigby on a bunch of crazy, awesome adventures as they do whatever it takes to get out of doing their w...ork. Along the way, you'll meet the hilarious characters that make the Regular Show the most awesome show on television This 64 page full color novel retails for only $5.99. read more
The tales of this book explore and extend the world established by the Earthsea novels-yet each stands on its own. It contains the... novella "The Finder," and the short stories "The Bones of the Earth," "Darkrose and Diamond," "On the High Marsh," and "Dragonfly." Concluding with with an account of Earthsea's history, people, languages, literature, and magic, this collection also features two new maps of Earthsea. read more
Enthralling prose retellings for young readers of some of Shakespeare's most beloved works. This selection of works features "The ...Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Rome read more
An illustrated collection of nine traditonal tales includes "The Frog Prince," "The Three Spinners," and "The Wolf and the Seven L...ittle Kids." read more
Nasreddin Hodja is known as a symbol of wit and wisdom who lived in the Seljuq era Turkey. His impact throughout the Middle East a...nd Central Asia is visible in hundreds of anecdotes told and retold where Nasreddin Hodja either appears as a philosopher/judge or an ordinary folk challenging common stereotypes of his time. His jokes are important for their educational value as they often teach or emphasize an important moral principle. This book is a collection of these stories for young readers who like to get to know Nasreddin Hodja. read more