|Jamilla Okubo, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||176 / 2020|
There is a world of enchanting fairy tales and folklore beyond the familiar stories of Andersen, Perrault, and the Brothers Grimm. Likely to be unfamiliar and unforgettable, the tales in these treasuries for readers 8 to adult reflect the various cultures where they originated. Each story is set with a full-page color illustration, and the books feature embossed color covers, printed endpapers, and ribbon markers.
Encompassing a broad range of cultures, these enchanting East African narratives tell of a boy who spares the life of a fearsome monster, a flock of doves bringing a girl back from the dead, and a hare wreaking havoc among all the other animals. Trickster tales are an important part of this literature, and so here are "Kiwobe and His Sheep" and "The Donkey, the Shark, and the Washerman's Donkey," along with "The Magician and the Sultan's Son," "The Giant of the Great Water," "The Story of the Lost Sister," and 17 more.