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Senegalese Education Fund Library

Children's Selections from Africa

Hands-On Africa : Art Activities for All Ages Featuring Sub-Saharan Africa
by Yvonne Y. Merrill, Mary Simpson (Illustrator)

"The latest in this series of lavishly photographed and fact-filled craft books invites children to explore the wildlife and indigenous peoples of Africa. Making masks from Zaire and hats in Nigerian fashion are two of the many ways readers can evoke the spirit of Africa. The crafts use common materials in unusual ways. A group of Kwanzaa projects conclude the book. " Book Description

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Misoso : Once upon a Time Tales from Africa
by Verna Aardema (Editor), Reynold Ruffins (Illustrator)

"Twelve tales from many parts of Africa both entertain young readers and reveal aspects of the African cultures. Aardema's usual attention to detail and the rhythm and structure of the oral folk style make the stories a particular pleasure to read aloud. Vibrant illustrations in pencil and acrylic paints, notes about each story, a map of Africa, and a glossary for each tale complete this exceptional collection. Bib. -- Copyright © 1995 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved." From Horn Book

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West African Folktales
by Steven H. Gale (Editor)

"Readers everywhere and of any age will be both entertained and instructed by these timeless stories--more than 40 tales of human foibles, magic, and nature--representing fifteen countries, including Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gambia, Liberia, Ghana, and Senegal." Ingram

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Folktales from the Gambia : Wolof Fictional Narratives
by Emil A. Magel (Translator)

"Folktales originally in Wolof from the Gambia, West Africa have been translated for the enjoyment of both young and old."

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