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The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale by Eric Maddern Online



The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale

The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale

  • Title: The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale
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  • ISBN : 9781845075149
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 32 pages


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 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


Author Eric Maddern




The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale Reviews (6)

  • Eric Maddern has retold a number of pourquoi tales for children This one comes from West African mythology and offers an explanation for why there are people of different colors on the earth.The story begins with Nyame, the great sky god who created the earth One day two spirit people, a male and a [..]

  • A pourquoi story one of many early creation why myths and which Africa abounds , this story shares the telling of how the sky god Nyame created the earth The text is well chosen, being sparse and to the point in places, just as you would want these early stories and alongside Lessac s gouche, primit [..]

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  • A retelling of the West African tale about the creation of the world and all its different peoples. [..]

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