Guineafowl's Spots and other African Bird Tales

Dianne Stewart

A unique collection of African folktales, exclusively about birds. Drawn from across the continent, these tales often draw on human characteristics and are followed by African proverbs that illustrate various moral lessons.
Date Published :
June 2018
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Contributor(s) :
Richard Macintosh
Language:
English
Illustration :
40 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781432308001
Pages : 112
Dimensions : 8.6 X 6.5 inches
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$10.00

Overview
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The rich folklore culture of Africa has been passed down by word of mouth through countless generations. Dianne Stewart has a passion for collecting and retelling these stories, making them accessible to a whole new audience.
In The Guineafowl’s Spots and Other African Bird Tales she has created a unique collection of African folktales, exclusively about birds. Drawn from across the continent, these tales often draw on human characteristics and are followed by African proverbs that illustrate various moral lessons.
This fascinating collection includes classic tales such as ‘Why Flamingo Stands on One Leg’ from Nigeria, ‘The Laughing Dove’ from North Africa, and the Xhosa tale ‘The Bird That Could Make Milk’.
Beautiful illustrations by Richard Mackintosh bring to life the magic of the stories and the beauty of birds themselves. Many of the tales include additional facts on the featured birds.

About The Author
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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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