Guineafowl's Spots and other African Bird Tales

Guineafowl's Spots and other African Bird Tales

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432308001
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Publication date: 06/15/2018
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.60(h) x (d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Acclaimed author Dianne Stewart has degrees in African Languages, Literature and Psychology. She has written numerous popular books for children that have been published both locally and internationally, most recently Folktales from Africa (also published by Struik Children), and many of these have been translated into various European, African and Eastern languages.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The laughing dove 6

The close friendship between dove and tortoise 10

The song of the nightingale 14

The guineafowl's spots 17

The amazing guineafowl 23

The small sparrow and the vain ostrich 27

Ostrich's long neck 29

The origin of fire 31

The African grey parrot and the green pigeon 35

The outspoken African grey parrot 39

The cuckoo and the tortoise 43

The cloud dwellers 46

Why the flamingo stands on one leg 51

The honey stealer 53

Why hawks devour chickens 58

The hawk's axe 61

Hawk, the messenger 63

Why the owl comes out at night 68

The frightening black bird 70

The long-crested eagle and the tortoise 74

The blood-red feather 78

The bird that could make milk 82

Why the grey heron has a bend in its neck 88

The wind tests the birds 92

Why vulture, hawk and dove are enemies 94

The thunder bird 98

King of the birds 105

Bibliography 110

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