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Washington, Donna.
New York : HarperCollins, 2004.
IL 3-6
ISBN 0060249323

2 booktalks

Booktalk #1

From Ghana to Nigeria to the Congo, this book delights us with traditional tales from Africa.  In the Nigerian tale "The Wedding Basket", a rich man learns the value of respect and dreams.  A man learns the importance of keeping quiet in a tale from "The Talking Skull" from Cameroon.  I invite you to lose yourself in these tales from Africa.

Booktalk #2

What excitement you’ll find between the covers of this book! Donna Washington is a storyteller who shares her favorite tales in this collection of stories from the many different regions of Africa. Travel the dusty African roads to meet tricksters and wise men who share some very valuable lessons of life proving that people are much the same no matter where they live.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)

SUBJECTS:     Folklore -- Africa.


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