Singing tales because they all contain songs -- sometimes incidentally, sometimes at the core of the story, these seven...

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SINGING TALES OF AFRICA

Singing tales because they all contain songs -- sometimes incidentally, sometimes at the core of the story, these seven folktales from Africa come complete with musical scores, appended source notes and explanations of the African words. There is a cautionary tale from Kenya about a girl who marries a devil, a Jack-and-the-beanstalk parallel from Sierra Leone, an Ibo dog-and-tortoise race explaining why there is death in the world, a new and funny spider tale from the Krios, and others that illustrate the customs and conditions of the people who tell them. Briskly related, handsomely produced, and illustrated with Christine Price's remarkably fluent black and white woodcuts.

Pub Date: April 1, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 80

Publisher: Scribners

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1974