The night has ears: African proverbs

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Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
©1999.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 4.2 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 520L
Description
Ashley Bryan says, "My mother had a proverb for any situation, attitude, or event." Many of us have had the same experience. But have you ever heard, "As a crab walks, so walk its children" or "A log may lie in the water for ten years, but it will never become a crocodile"? These are two of the twenty-six African proverbs Ashley Bryan has chosen to illustrate in this book. Having grown up with proverbs, it was no surprise to Mr. Bryan when he began reading African literature to find African proverbs along with African stories. The proverbs grew out of the lives and experiences of the varied African peoples. Each proverb here is credited to a specific tribe, yet, as Ashley Bryan explains, most were known in other tribes as well. And in fact, all are true for people everywhere. We may not see crabs often, but we understand about crab children, and even people who do not have crocodiles nearby know that they do not begin as logs. This is a book to treasure for its rich universal wisdom and its gloriously evocative illustrations.
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ISBN:
9780689824272
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 4.2, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 520L
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Last Grouping Update 2018-09-09 04:46:51AM
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subject_facet Afrika, Anthologie, Kinderbuch, Proverbs, African, Sprichwort
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