The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale

The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale
ISBN10: 1845075145
Pages: 32
Language English
Author: Eric Maddern
ISBN13: 9781845075149
Published: April 6th 2006 by Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
Genre: Childrens
Goodreads Rating: 3.86

The first man and woman are lonely. What to do? They decide to fashion children out of clay. As they are baking the little figures in their fire, they're constantly interrupted by visits from the sky-god, Nyame. As a result, some of the children are pale and underdone, some are left in so long that they come out very dark, and the rest are every shade between. Frané ac's gorgeous gouache paintings, inspired by West African masks and pottery, and Eric Maddern's vivid text make this one of the most compelling of creation myths for young readers.

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