African Myths & Legends

Jay Heale, Dianne Stewart

This is a spellbinding and fascinating collection of tales that will enliven the imagination of young readers.
Date Published :
March 2015
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781432303501

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$12.00

Overview
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A stunning new cover, design and format brings African Myths & Legends, a combination of two earlier publications (Daughter of the Moonlight and Other African Tales and South African Myths and Legends), to life. It is a spellbinding and fascinating collection of tales that will enliven the imagination of young readers. Vividly illustrated, the book sustains the intrigue of storytelling that has been passed on from generation to generation. The magic lies in deciding whether the stories are fact or fiction.

The book offers an explanation for the mysteries people encountered in their ordinary daily lives and the norms and social practices that have emerged from these events. Using historical events as a backdrop, yet weaving in fantasy and magic, these extraordinary tales are not only interesting but also highly informative and educational.

About The Author
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JAY HEALE is an authority on children’s books in South Africa and edits the Bookchat website which carries news and reviews of children’s literature and is updated monthly. He has also written a number of books including True African Animal Tales and South African Sea Adventures, both published by Struik.

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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