The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale

Retold byEric MaddernIllustratorFrané Lessac

Picture Books | May 15, 2015

The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale by Eric Maddern
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The first man and woman are lonely. What to do? They decide to fashion children out of clay. As they are baking the little figures in their fire, they're constantly interrupted by visits from the sky-god, Nyame. As a result, some of the children are pale and underdone, some are left in so long that they come out very dark, and the rest are every shade between. Frane Lessac's gorgeous gouache paintings, inspired by West African masks and pottery, and Eric Maddern's vivid text make this one of the most compelling of creation myths for young readers.

Eric Maddern studied sociology and psychology at Sheffield University, then spent 10 years travelling around the world. He now performs all over the country as a storyteller and folk singer, and he has built a roundhouse in the grounds of his home, where he holds storytelling events. He lives in Gwnyedd, Wales. Eric's books for Frances...
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Title:The Fire Children: A West African Folk TaleFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 8.28 X 10.5 X 0.12 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 8.28 X 10.5 X 0.12 inPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:Frances Lincoln Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184780652X

ISBN - 13:9781847806529

Appropriate for ages: 4

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