The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale (Paperback)
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The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 01/09/2006
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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, 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. Frane 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.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781845075149
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 154 g
Dimensions: 270 x 214 x 4 mm


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`An uplifting lightness of touch in the story-telling and a luminous intensity of colour in the illustrations.'


`An uplifting lightness of touch in the story-telling and a luminous intensity of colour in the illustrations.'

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