Two ways to count to ten: a Liberian folktale
Award-winning actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee retells a timeless tale of strength and leadership in Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale , illustrated by Susan Meddaugh.
When the Leopard, king of all the jungle animals, declares the time has come for a successor to marry his daughter and wear the crown, the bravest beasts gather for a competition. The creature capable of throwing a spear high enough in the air for him to count to ten before it reaches the ground will be declared the jungle's prince.
After many of the strongest animals fail, an antelope steps forth to take the king's challenge, only to be ridiculed for his physical weakness. But the antelope possesses a different kind of strength--one that's a perfect quality for leadership.
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|Grouping Title||two ways to count to ten a liberian folktale|
|Grouping Author||dee ruby|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-09 04:12:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-04-05 04:31:26AM|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Severna Park Library - Children's Folktalkes|
|display_description||A retelling of a traditional Liberian tale in which King Leopard invites all the animals to a spear-throwing contest whose winner will marry his daughter and succeed him as king.|
|local_callnumber_aacpl||J 398.2 T|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Severna Park Library|
|subject_facet||Africa -- Folklore|
Folklore -- Africa
|title_display||Two ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktale|
|title_full||Two ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktale / retold by Ruby Dee ; illustrated by Susan Meddaugh|
|title_short||Two ways to count to ten|
|title_sub||a Liberian folktale|