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Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa (1994) [Collection]
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From Angola to Zanzibar, this treasury is as varied and bountiful as Africa itself! Master storyteller Verna Aardema retells 12 tales of justice and revenge, greed and generosity, sly trickery, and off-the-wall silliness with her trademark humor and flair. Nearly 50 illustrations vibrantly reflect the spirit of these read-aloud delights, while a map of Africa, story source information, and a personal note from the author make this a rich volume for folk-tale lovers of all ages.


  • Little Goro - A Temne Tale
  • Anansi and the Phantom Food - A Tale from Liberia
  • The Boogey Man's Wife - A Mano Tale
  • Half-a-Ball-of-Kenki - An Ashanti Tale
  • The Hen and the Dove - An Ashanti Fable
  • The Sloogey Dog and the Stolen Aroma - A Fang Tale
  • The Cock and the Jackal - A Khockhoi Fable
  • No, Boconono! - A Zulu Tale
  • Toad's Trick - A Kanuri Fable
  • Goso the Teacher - A Swahili Narrative Poem
  • Hapendeki and Binti the Bibi - A Swahili Tale
  • Kindai and the Ape - A Tale of the Emo-Yo-Quaem

Original title: Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa
Original languages: English


Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreRetellings
FictionChildren & Young Adult

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