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DetailsA delight for readers and listeners of all ages, these 25 traditional tales from West Africa were originally accompanied by music and dance. The stories' drama and folk wisdom shine through in these captivating retellings, which are illustrated by evocative woodcut illustrations. Age-old fables explain why the leopard has no friends, how wild dogs became domesticated, and why pigs dig.Adventure stories recount a prince's quest for an ancient ivory horn and the struggles of two sisters, separated by slavery, to reunite. All of the stories are populated by memorable characters such as a greedy monkey and ambitious ants, a pair of crickets forced to sing for their supper, a couple of fishermen who compete for a bride, and the Man-in-the-Moon and his wife.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Yoti Lane: Was a Director of Cambridge house theatre school. Had spent some his time in lecturing and demonstrating on Make-up to a large number of Students, and in helping professional players with make-up problems.ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Blair Hughes-Stanton:- Blair Rowlands Hughes-Stanton was a major figure in the English wood engraving revival in the twentieth century. He was the son of the artist Sir Herbert Hughes-Stanton. He exhibited with the Society of Wood Engravers, but was more in sympathy with the philosophy of the English Wood Engraving Society, of which he was a founding member in 1925. He co-directed the Gregynog Press from 1930 to 1933 with his wife, Gertrude Hermes.
SKU Code PRK B 3469 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486791982 Author Name Yoti Lane; Illustrator: Blair Hughes-Stanton Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATION