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The Resource Misoso : once upon a time tales from Africa, retold by Verna Aardema ; illustrated by Reynold Ruffins

Misoso : once upon a time tales from Africa, retold by Verna Aardema ; illustrated by Reynold Ruffins

Label
Misoso : once upon a time tales from Africa
Title
Misoso
Title remainder
once upon a time tales from Africa
Statement of responsibility
retold by Verna Aardema ; illustrated by Reynold Ruffins
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of twelve folktales from different parts of Africa. A fine collection of African tales, with each story preceded by a map showing its locale and a glossary of unfamiliar words. Annotation. Illustrated in full color. From Angola to Zanzibar, this treasury is as varied and bountiful as Africa itself! Master storyteller Verna Aardema retells 12 tales of justice and revenge, greed and generosity, sly trickery, and off-the-wall silliness with her trademark humor and flair. Nearly 50 illustrations vibrantly reflect the spirit of these read-aloud delights, while a map of Africa, story source information, and a personal note from the author make this a rich volume for folk-tale lovers of all ages. "Read this book once for the stories, twice for the illustrations, and a hundred times just for fun."
Awards note
American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1995
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.2/096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Aardema, Verna
  • Ruffins, Reynold
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tales
  • Folklore
  • Tales
  • Africa
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Misoso : once upon a time tales from Africa, retold by Verna Aardema ; illustrated by Reynold Ruffins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Apple Soup Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leelee Goro, a Temne tale -- Anansi and the phantom food, a tale from Liberia -- The Boogey man's wife, a Mano tale -- Half-a-ball-of-Kenki, an Ashanti tale -- The hen and the dove, an Ashanti fable -- The Sloogey dog and the stolen Aroma, a Fang tale -- The Cock and the Jackal, a Khoikhoi fable -- No, Boconono!, a Zulu tale -- Toad's trick, a Kanuri fable -- Goso the teacher, a Swahili narrative poem -- Hapendeki and Binti the Bibi, a Swahili tale -- Kindai and the ape, a tale of the Emo-Yo-Quaim
Control code
ocm27336352
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 88 pages
Isbn
9780679934301
Lccn
92043288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Misoso : once upon a time tales from Africa, retold by Verna Aardema ; illustrated by Reynold Ruffins
Publication
Note
"Apple Soup Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leelee Goro, a Temne tale -- Anansi and the phantom food, a tale from Liberia -- The Boogey man's wife, a Mano tale -- Half-a-ball-of-Kenki, an Ashanti tale -- The hen and the dove, an Ashanti fable -- The Sloogey dog and the stolen Aroma, a Fang tale -- The Cock and the Jackal, a Khoikhoi fable -- No, Boconono!, a Zulu tale -- Toad's trick, a Kanuri fable -- Goso the teacher, a Swahili narrative poem -- Hapendeki and Binti the Bibi, a Swahili tale -- Kindai and the ape, a tale of the Emo-Yo-Quaim
Control code
ocm27336352
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 88 pages
Isbn
9780679934301
Lccn
92043288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

Library Locations

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      3160 16th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20010, US
      38.9304774 -77.0372288
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