The East African Publishing House published three classic books in the 1960s on the origins of certain events among people and in the animal kingdom. The books have been long out-of-print and are now available again in re-issues by Heinemann Kenya. The stories are oral tales handed down the generations by the people living near Lake Victoria. In this first of the series, the four stories are 'How the Goat Became our Friend'; 'How the Hawk and the Crow Came to Hate Each Other'; 'How the Beans Came to Have a Black Sport on Them'; and 'How the Leopard Got His Spots', and 'How the Hyena Got an Ugly Coat'. Each story is illustrated with adrawing.