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Pedro & the Padre

release date: Jan 01, 1991
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Pedro & the Padre
In this Mexican folktale, a lazy boy learns a lesson about lying.

Who's in Rabbit's House?

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Who's in Rabbit's House?
Rabbit has a problem--someone is inside her house and won't let her in.

Ji-nongo-nongo Means Riddles

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Ji-nongo-nongo Means Riddles
Presents a collection of riddles from Africa.

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

release date: Apr 18, 2019
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Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
In this traditional tale, discovered in Kenya, a young herd boy Ki-pat must find a way to end the dreadful drought that has come to the beautiful Kapiti Plain and save the animals that live there. Authored by Verna Aardema, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain is a delightful rhyming story full of bright and vivid illustrations by Beatriz Vidal. The cumulative rhyme is a joy to read aloud and a wonderful way to engage young children.

Koi and the Kola Nuts

release date: Jan 01, 1999
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Koi and the Kola Nuts
An African folktale in which the son of the chief must make his way in the world with only a sackful of kola nuts and the help of some creatures that he has treated with kindness.

A Bookworm who Hatched

release date: Jan 01, 1992
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A Bookworm who Hatched
Noted children's author and storyteller Verna Aardema recounts her life and describes how her daily activities and writing process are interwoven.

What's So Funny, Ketu?

release date: Jan 01, 1989
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What's So Funny, Ketu?
For saving the life of a snake, Ketu is rewarded by being allowed to hear animals think.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

release date: Jan 01, 2004
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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
A Caldecott Medal winner, this retelling of a traditional West African tale reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.

Tales from the Story Hat

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Tales from the Story Hat
A collection of nine folk tales from Africa.

Anansi Finds a Fool

release date: Jan 01, 1992
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Anansi Finds a Fool
Lazy Anansi seeks to trick someone into doing the heavy work of laying his fish trap, but instead he is fooled into doing the job himself.
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