Saturday, July 31, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
It's been a while since I've shared a book by Ashley Bryan, so I wanted to make sure to include one of his books during this week of anthologies, and I chose this one: The Ox of the Wonderful Horns and Other African Folktales... a lovely book that is just a click away at the Internet Archive.
Here are the stories you will find here: Ananse the Spider in Search of a Fool (an Ashanti story from western Africa); Frog and His Two Wives; Elephant and Frog Go Courting (these two are from Angola); Tortoise, Hare, and the Sweet Potatoes, and The Ox of the Wonderful Horns (these two are from South Africa). Don't those all sound great? And of course I am happy because they are all stories with animal characters.
Ashley Bryan wrote the text and he did the marvelous illustrations. This is Tortoise and Hare:
Plus here are the other Ashley Bryan blog posts from earlier this summer, and there are more Ashley Bryan books to come too! Here's the Ashley Bryan book link for today:
Thursday, July 29, 2021
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Sunday, July 25, 2021
50:2. (Vai) A man caught a deer in his trap but released it when it promised to make him rich. It carried him near a large town and left him there. He gave cassava to a possum that promised to make him rich. It stole kola nuts from the king's house and felt a trail of them leading to the man, and he was arrested. The man caught two rats and gave them to a snake that promised to make him rich. It bit the king's son and then gave the man medicine to cure the boy. The king divided his town in two and gave half to the man. The three animals came to the man, each claiming credit for having made him rich. Which of the three -- the deer, the possum, or the snake -- made the man rich? (Ellis 1914: 230-231).