The Girl Who Married A Lion and Other Tales From Africa

The Girl Who Married A Lion and Other Tales From Africa

Large Print - 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.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2004.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780739325506
Characteristics: xvii, 280 p. ;,19 cm.


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Oct 06, 2018

Little disappointed in McCall's tale. Just not up to his greater writings. Guess he was just trying to document the tales from Africa with no comment of their influence on the people.

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