When Hippo Was Hairy and Other Tales from Africa

When Hippo Was Hairy and Other Tales from Africa When Hippo Was Hairy is just one of the thirty six fascinating stories about African animals in this imaginative book The folklore and mythology of the African people have been handed down by word of

  • Title: When Hippo Was Hairy and Other Tales from Africa
  • Author: Nick Greaves Rod Clement
  • ISBN: 9780718828226
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Hippo Was Hairy is just one of the thirty six fascinating stories about African animals in this imaginative book The folklore and mythology of the African people have been handed down by word of mouth through generations of tribal life In a land which, until very recently, teemed with the richest wildlife in the world, people and animals lived for centuries in closeWhen Hippo Was Hairy is just one of the thirty six fascinating stories about African animals in this imaginative book The folklore and mythology of the African people have been handed down by word of mouth through generations of tribal life In a land which, until very recently, teemed with the richest wildlife in the world, people and animals lived for centuries in close proximity to one another, and came to know and understand each other intimately African folk tales reflect this special relationship Nick Greaves, who lives in Zimbabwe, has studied the traditional animal stories of different tribes from many parts of the continent In this book he records some of the best There are tales about Lion, Cheetah, Hyena, Elephant, and many others Some are humorous, some sad, but all make compelling reading Not only do they preserve for all time Africa s animal folklore, they also provide a fascinating, vivid, exciting picture of a land and its people Each animal has been painted in brilliant detail and colourful, realistic style by Rod Clement, and nearly every story is illustrated by his lively sketches After the stories about each animal, there is factual information about the animal s habits, lifespan, size, gestation period and other useful and interesting details This is complemented by a map of Africa showing where the animal still lives today This is a unique book of stories, paintings and facts about one of the world s great heritages the wildlife of Africa presented in a way that will entertain all ages and tastes and, hopefully, help to preserve that heritage too.

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    • Anne-Linn says:

      This is a great book to read, it has lots of traditional stories explaining how, for example, the Zebra got its stripes and I think in either this book or another one it explains how the elephant got a long trunk.If you're interested in African fairytales and traditional stories, then this is for you. :)

    • Phil says:

      Great book to read aloud to children. Loved the artwork too!

    • J.Aleksandr Wootton says:

      This collection is a family favorite, on my mother's side - my grandfather was a "bush pilot" for a rural hospital in South Africa, and I was read these stories alongside Brer Rabbit as a little boy.

    • LeAnne says:

      A collection of stories and informational articles centered on African animals. Gorgeous full-page paintings for illustrations.

    • Belinda G says:

      Very cute and meaningful stories from Africa. Not unlike the Aboriginal Dreaming stories I'm so used to. Awesome for kids!

    • Deb says:

      Meh. I have read better and I have read worse. The stories themselves are interesting but the style of storytelling not so much.

    • Surkhraj says:

      Good book

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