From Our Editors
Traditional tales about trickster Mbeku the tortoise are favorite among the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. Lively, comical illustrations accompany this spirited retelling of a traditional tale that makes its point about selfishness while making readers laugh. Full color.
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Mbeku the tortoise is proud of his magnificent, shiny shell - maybe too proud. Because he is so handsome, the greedy tortoise feels he can demand the biggest share of everything.When the birds are invited to a feast in Skyland, Mbeku is determined to go with them. The tortoise even convinces the birds to help him and soon he had magnif...