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The Girl Who Married A Lion: Folktales From Africa by Alexander Mccall Smith - Paperback - 2004 - from Bookbarn International and Biblio.com

The Girl Who Married A Lion: Folktales From Africa

by Alexander Mccall Smith

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Canongate Books, 2004. Paperback. Used; Very Good.

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Gathered here is a beguiling selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana as retold by the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This treasury contains most of the stories previously collected in Children of Wax and seven new tales from the Setswana-speaking people of Botswana. A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a lion in disguise, but not before they have two sons who might actually be cubs . . . When a child made of wax follows his curiosity outside into the heat of daylight and melts, his siblings shape him into a bird with feathers made of leaves that enable him to fly into the light . . . Talking hyenas, milk-giving birds, clever cannibals who nonetheless get their comeuppance, and mysterious forces that reside in the landscape--these wonderful fables bring us the wealth, the variety, and the particular magic of traditional African lore.From the Hardcover edition.




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