Alexander McCall Smith was born in what is now Zimbabwe and grew up hearing stories that so enchanted him, he passed them along to his own children. He now shares them in this jewel of a book.
Many of the stories parallel classic Western tales, from Aesop to Mother Goose. The ubiquitous wolf-in-sheep's-clothing fable becomes a parable about a girl who unwittingly marries a lion. Other stories deal with familiar themes ranging from ingratitude (in "Head Tree," a man cured of a tree growing out of his head does not pay the charm woman her due) to vanity (in "Greater Than Lion," a hare outwits a conceited and boastful lion). However, many are uniquely African, such as the stories that explain why the elephant and hyena live far from people or how baboons became so lazy.
This book is an ideal read aloud book for children 7+ years and for all independent readers
|Used book||Used book - excellent condition|
|Age interest||8 years to adult|
|Author||Alexander McCall Smith|
|Dimensions (cm) L X W||20 X 13|
The Girl Who Married a Lion
- Product Code: Folk Tales, 8 years to adult - Antikvár- used book
- Availability: In Stock