When Bat Was A Bird

and Other Animal Tales from Africa

Nick Greaves

A mixture of folktales and fun facts about the people, mythology and animals of Africa sure to be enjoyed by readers young and old.
Date Published :
August 2005
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Contributor(s) :
David du Plessis
Illustration :
Full color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781868729982
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Why does Monkey fear Leopard? Why does the Reed Warbler babble? How did Jabulani outwit the Lion? These and other intriguing questions are answered in When Bat was a Bird. Twenty-four fresh and exciting stories feature memorable creatures both real and magical. In his latest collection, author Nick Greaves draws once more from the lore, mythology and history of various southern African tribes to relate a new collection of tales that is bound to become a firm favorite along with the highly successful When Hippo was Hairy, When Lion Could Fly, and When Elephant was King.

About The Author

Nick Greaves was born and educated in England, where he studied geology and environmental sciences before leaving to work in southern Africa. His work as a geologist took him to many of the remote and unspoiled regions of South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. There he developed a lasting fascination for the wildlife and its varied, often fragile habitat. He now lives in Zimbabwe.

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