The Cow-tail Switch and Other West African Stories

The Cow-tail Switch and Other West African Stories

Book - 2008 | 1st Square Fish ed
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"The stories of West Africa are about men and animals, about kings, warriors, and hunters. They tell about clever people and stupid people, about good ones and bad ones, about how things and animals got to be how they are. Sometimes they are just tall tales. There are stories about Frog, Rabbit, Turtle, Guinea Fowl, and all the other animals that West Africans know. Some of the stories make you think. Some make you laugh. Here are some of the stories of the people of the forests, the seacoast, the hills, and the plains"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Square Fish/Henry Holt, 2008
Edition: 1st Square Fish ed
ISBN: 9780312380069
0312380062
Call Number: j 398.2 C861c 2008
Characteristics: 143 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Cow tail switch

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One of many books on African-American folklore that shaped my childhood, this collection is written in delightfully bright and charming prose.


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