The Girl Who Married A Lion and Other Tales From Africa

The Girl Who Married A Lion and Other Tales From Africa

Book - 2004
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Gathered here is a beguiling selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana as retold by the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This treasury contains most of the stories previously collected in Children of Wax and seven new tales from the Setswana-speaking people of Botswana.

A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a lion in disguise, but not before they have two sons who might actually be cubs . . . When a child made of wax follows his curiosity outside into the heat of daylight and melts, his siblings shape him into a bird with feathers made of leaves that enable him to fly into the light . . . Talking hyenas, milk-giving birds, clever cannibals who nonetheless get their comeuppance, and mysterious forces that reside in the landscape--these wonderful fables bring us the wealth, the variety, and the particular magic of traditional African lore.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2004
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780375423123
0375423125
Branch Call Number: 398.089963989 McCal 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xiv, 189 p

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