Why Leopard Has Spots: Dan Stories from Liberiaby Won-Ldy Paye, Ashley Bryan
Discover why Leopard has spots, and what happens when Mrs. Chicken meets a hungry crocodile. These and other Dan tales are engagingly retold with dramatic black-and-white linoleum prints.
Meet the Author
Margaret H. Lippert grew up among storytellers. She worked for a year in Tanzania and a year in Guatemala, where she learned many more stories. Why Leopard Has Spots is her nineteenth book. Meg has traveled all over the world sharing her stories and offering workshops for teachers. Won-Ldy Paye is a member of the Dan ethnic group from Tapita, in the northeastern region of Liberia. He was trained by his grandmother to remember and retell the stories of the Dan people. Currently living in Seattle, he teaches Liberian arts in schools and colleges and performs at festivals. Ashley Bryan was born in Harlem and grew up in the Bronx. He was educated at the Cooper Union Art School and Columbia University, and went to Europe on a Fulbright scholarship to study art.
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