The Magic Fish Bones and other tales from Africa [NOOK Book]

Overview

The storytellers of old related tales of why bat hangs upside down and why crab has no head. In The Magic Fish Bones, author Nick Greaves continues this ancient tradition by retelling the myths and legends of southern African tribes. The nineteen stories in this volume introduce a magical cast of characters from a feisty buck, greedy vultures, and a bewitched crocodile to an arrogant bat and the perpetually crafty hare.
This collection of tales is a delightful addition to the ...
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Overview

The storytellers of old related tales of why bat hangs upside down and why crab has no head. In The Magic Fish Bones, author Nick Greaves continues this ancient tradition by retelling the myths and legends of southern African tribes. The nineteen stories in this volume introduce a magical cast of characters from a feisty buck, greedy vultures, and a bewitched crocodile to an arrogant bat and the perpetually crafty hare.
This collection of tales is a delightful addition to the successful series by the author, including When Hippo was Hairy, When Lion
Could Fly, When Elephant was King, and When Bat was a Bird.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781920572303
  • Publisher: Random House Struik
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Spiritclaw to emberstar

    Are you still here?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Ghost

    A white tom pads into the clearing, his milky blue eyes not focosing on anything because he is blind. He seems to be about 7 moons old, Ghost takes a step, and doesnt detect the stivk in frount of him and he trips facefirst.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    TO EMBERSTAR

    A cat mother runs over. A wolf looking kit was in her mouth. Dropped the kit. "Scruffykit." Points. "Hailstorm. Be aware, i am of few words. Shall i join or leave this whatever behind (the kit)?" A silver cat with a white blaze on her chest asked. Curls her tail around the silver scruffy kit.

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    Posted May 27, 2013

    NightFury

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    Unionpaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Prowl

    "A she cat well kit about 1 moon old. Black fur and white stripes all over rhe body. I have bright neon blue eyes. I have a collar that has a small bell on it." "Climbs up a tree and my bell makes a lot of nose"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Dawnflake

    Yeah. Theres a fire near a place i o to on the mountains and im growling cause im upset and sad scared at the same time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Chickadeepelt and calahan and whitepaw

    A chickadee looking cat pads in and mews i would like to join . A kittypet follows and mews i would like to join to . A white she cat follows she looks like a tiger but a white version of one and mews can i join

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    To Frostfall

    May you be my mate?

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    Posted May 24, 2013

    Aquapaw

    Aquapaw sat patiently, waiting for a hunting patrol time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Frostowl (was frostfall)

    Im looking for a mate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Spiritclaw

    Are you in other clans?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Flameheart and Brakenstem

    The brothers walked in "May we join? Im flameheart a warrior and this is Brakenstem a med cat or warrior"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    URGENT

    Forcemate Rosecloud at lime res one! She is my enemy do whatever you want to her. I have to post in other clans so she doesnt see this. Hurry!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Orchidpaw

    May i join? Asked a young she cat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Crystalflower

    Hello.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Harekit

    "3 moons..." he dipped his head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Emberstar

    Ugh. T.t I hate being busy. We need a new location.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Tenderwillow to leader

    May i be deputy?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Fawnleap

    A tan speckled she-cat pads in. "Hello" she said "my name is Fawnleap. I woul be honored if I could be your medicine cat. I am very active"

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