Sunjata: Warrior King of Mali: A West African Legend

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Weak and silent, young Sunjata is unable to walk, unable even to pull a bow. But a prophesy foretold that his mother would bear a son who will become the mansa of all the Mande people—the greatest king ever to rule. Sunjata sets out to find the strength and courage to fulfill his birthright and to overcome the plotting of a rival queen and the sorcery of the terrible tyrant Sumanguru. Are the armies and magic that stand against him undefeatable? Can Sunjata become the leader his...

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Overview

Weak and silent, young Sunjata is unable to walk, unable even to pull a bow. But a prophesy foretold that his mother would bear a son who will become the mansa of all the Mande people—the greatest king ever to rule. Sunjata sets out to find the strength and courage to fulfill his birthright and to overcome the plotting of a rival queen and the sorcery of the terrible tyrant Sumanguru. Are the armies and magic that stand against him undefeatable? Can Sunjata become the leader his people need?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580138918
  • Publisher: Graphic Universe
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Graphic Myths and Legends Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 599,835
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron and Justine Fontes have written many kinds of books for many publishers, including Atalanta, The Trojan Horse, and Demeter & Persephone in the Myths and Legends series (Graphic Universe). Ron has a background in commercial writing and worked at Marvel Comics in the 1980s. He and his wife Justine have their own imprint, Sonic Comics.

Sandy Carruthers previously teamed up with Paul Storrie on Yu the Great. His published comics include The Men in Black, Invaders from Mars, Alien Nation, and Captain Canuck. He lives in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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