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Marwe: Into the Land of the Dead: An East African Legend
     

Marwe: Into the Land of the Dead: An East African Legend

by Craig Hamilton (Illustrator), Ray Lago (Illustrator), Marie P. Croall
 

From an East African village, into the Land of the Dead: Marwe lives in a village where food is scarce. She tries to be obedient, but it's hard to spend every day working in the fields. When her carelessness ruins the village's crops, she's too scared to face her angry family and runs away—to the strange Land of the Dead. Marwe knows she doesn't belong

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From an East African village, into the Land of the Dead: Marwe lives in a village where food is scarce. She tries to be obedient, but it's hard to spend every day working in the fields. When her carelessness ruins the village's crops, she's too scared to face her angry family and runs away—to the strange Land of the Dead. Marwe knows she doesn't belong there. But can she find the right sort of courage to return to the land of the living?

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Library Journal
Marwe and her family live in a village near Mount Kilimanjaro. She and her brother are responsible for keeping the bean crop free of predatory monkeys, but when the children take a break, the monkeys ravage the field. Now afraid to go home, Marwe investigates a dark underwater splotch in the nearby lake and is pulled down into the Land of the Dead where she is welcomed as a special guest by the Old Woman. But she nonetheless chooses to do chores and help her new friends as she grows to womanhood over several years. Now mature enough to face her family, she returns home with instructions from the Old Woman to marry a man named Sawoye. Indeed, she does find happiness with Sawoye, a kind and loving man with a scarred face.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822585145
Publisher:
Graphic Universe
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Graphic Myths and Legends Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,367,475
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
GN360L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Marie P. Croall lives in Cary, North Carolina, with her husband and four cats. She has written for Marvel, DC Comics, Moonstone Books, Devils Due, and Harris Comics. She has also completed a self-published graphic novel and a short film. Marie has spent much of her life reading fables and legends from the Middle East and Asia and enjoys discovering new things about different cultures. She is also the author of Sinbad: Sailing into Peril. Acclaimed artist Ray Lago has been drawing professionally for more than 20 years. His work has appeared in comics for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and others.

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