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African myths

Neil Morris

African myths

by Neil Morris

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  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Skyview Books/Windmill Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mythology, African -- Juvenile literature,
  • Tales -- Africa -- Juvenile literature,
  • Folklore -- Africa -- Juvenile literature

  • About the Edition

    This book provides a brief introduction to early African civilization, a retelling of fifteen African myths, and a who"s who of characters.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 47) and index.

    StatementNeil Morris ; [illustrators, Fiona Sansom and Graham Kennedy].
    GenreJuvenile literature
    SeriesMyths from many lands
    ContributionsSansom, Fiona, ill., Kennedy, Graham, ill.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL2400 .M66 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p. :
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23655824M
    ISBN 101607542153
    ISBN 109781607542155
    LC Control Number2009280658

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