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THE GIRL WHO MARRIED A LION: and Other Tales from Africa

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THE GIRL WHO MARRIED A LION: and Other Tales from Africa

by Smith, Alexander McCall

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ISBN 10
0375423125
ISBN 13
9780375423123
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New York:: Pantheon,, (2004.). Fine in near fine dust jacket. (rubbing to back cover of dj.). First US printing. A collection of folk tales from Zimbabwe and Botswana, retold by the author best known for his series in "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" xiv, 189 pp.

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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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Title
THE GIRL WHO MARRIED A LION: and Other Tales from Africa
Author
Smith, Alexander McCall
Book condition
Used - Fine in near fine dust jacket. (rubbing to back cover of dj.)
Jacket condition
near fine
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0375423125
ISBN 13
9780375423123
Publisher
Pantheon,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date published
(2004.)
Keywords
Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tawana, Ndebele, africa, mystery,
Bookseller catalogs
Mythology, legends, fairy tales and folktales;

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