The Zebra's Stripes

And Other African Animal Tales

Dianne Stewart

Traditional tales retold engagingly and complemented with lively illustrations and fun facts about African animals.
Date Published :
July 2011
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Contributor(s) :
Kathy Pienaar
Illustration :
41 color illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781868729517
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 8.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Aimed at children everywhere, this wonderful collection of folk tales that find their origins in tribes from all over Africa, have been retold by Dianne Stewart. These include legends such as ‘How Lion and Warthog became Enemies’ from the Lamba, ‘How Giraffe Acquired His Long Neck’ from east Africa, ‘Why Hippopotamus Lives in the Water’ from Nigeria and ‘Monkey the Musician’ from South Africa. There are tales from the San, the Zulu, Zambia, Congo and West Africa, et al. At the end of each section - devoted to a type of animal - there are facts about the animal in question, adding to the educational value of the stories. The book is beautifully illustrated by Kathy Pienaar with great attention to detail.

About The Author

Acclaimed author Dianne Stewart has degrees in African Languages, Literature and Psychology. She has written numerous popular books for children that have been published both locally and internationally, most recently Folktales from Africa (also published by Struik Children), and many of these have been translated into various European, African and Eastern languages.

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