Books by Patricia Roddy

API AND THE BOY STRANGER by Patricia Roddy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Excellent note. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
A legend that originated in the village of Becedi Brignan in the Ivory Coast (where Roddy once lived), telling why, when children are exhorted to share food, they're told to ``Remember the ancestors!'' As the village is preparing a feast for a baby's naming, a thin boy appears with an empty bowl; but only Api's family is willing to fill it. Read full book review >