The fire children: a West African folk tale

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Frances Lincoln,
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1st pbk. ed.

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. Fran? 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.

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subject_facet Children's literature, Creation -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature, Folklore, Folklore -- Africa, Folklore -- Africa, West -- Juvenile literature, Literature, Multiculturalism -- Juvenile literature, Race -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature
title_display The fire children : a West African folk tale
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