• The Girl Who Married a Lion

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
Genre Folk tale
Author Alexander McCall Smith
Copyright date 1989
Edition 2005
ISBN 978-1-8419-5629-9
Binding Softcover
Pagination 174
Publisher Cannongate
Dimensions (cm) L X W 20 X 13

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The Girl Who Married a Lion

  • Product Code: Folk Tales, 8 years to adult - Antikvár- used book
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