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The Ox of the Wonderful Horns

And Other African Folktales

Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
LIST PRICE $19.99

About The Book

Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan presents five African folktales in this delightful, boldly illustrated picture book.

A trickster spider has his careful plan backfire, a frog and elephant team up to woo pretty girls, a calm tortoise outwits an underhanded hare, and more in these stories from Ghana, Angola, and South Africa. This beautiful picture book includes “Ananse the Spider in Search of a Fool;” “Frog and His Two Wives;” “Elephant and Frog Go Courting;” “Tortoise, Hare, and the Sweet Potatoes;” and “The Ox of the Wonderful Horns.”

About The Author

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Ashley Bryan (1923–2022) grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he shared the joy of song with children. A beloved illustrator, he was named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He also received the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; was a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer; a Coretta Scott King Award winner; and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over MeSail AwayBeautiful BlackbirdBeat the Story-Drum, Pum PumLet It ShineAshley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lived in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

Ashley Bryan (1923–2022) grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he shared the joy of song with children. A beloved illustrator, he was named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He also received the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; was a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer; a Coretta Scott King Award winner; and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over MeSail AwayBeautiful BlackbirdBeat the Story-Drum, Pum PumLet It ShineAshley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lived in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 31, 1993)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689317996
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Ages: 6 - 9
  • Lexile ® 700L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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