208 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.9 in
October 1, 1998
Atheneum Books For Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0689820763
ISBN - 13: 9780689820762
From the Publisher
Come gather round, young and old, and hear these stories from Africa, retold and illustrated by the incomparable Ashley Bryan. The fourteen stories in this collection are some of his favorites, previously published in The Ox of the Wonderful Horns; Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum (Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration); and Lion and the Ostrich Chicks (Coretta Scott King Honor Book).
Retold with rich, musical narration, and illustrated with Mr. Bryan's distinctive paintings, these tales are full of fun and magic and a few lessons to be learned. They are tales of tricksters, chieftains, and both wise and foolish creatures. You will learn why Frog and Snake never play together, or why Bush Cow and Elephant are bad friends, or of the problems that a husband has because he likes to count spoonfuls. Although the stories come from many parts of Africa, they are full of the universal human spirit, to be shared and treasured for every generation, uh-huh.
From Our Editors
Ashley Bryan's African Tales UH-HUH is a stunning anthology of African folktales, retold and illustrated by a master of the genre. This new collection brings together 14 folktales, including "The Ox of the Wonderful Horns," "Beat the Story-Drum," and "Lion and the Ostrich Chicks" in one volume suitable for ages eight through 12. Bryan tells the stories in a rich, lyrical style. The clever and foolish creatures are fun and magical.