The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale Eric Maddern

ISBN: 9781847806529

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

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, theyre constantly interrupted by visits from the sky-god, Nyame. As a result, some of the children areMoreThe 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, theyre 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 Lessacs gorgeous gouache paintings, inspired by West African masks and pottery, and Eric Madderns vivid text make this one of the most compelling of creation myths for young readers.



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