African Myths and Legends

by Catherine Chambers

Part of a Series: All About Myths.

Nature spirits, animal gods, tricksters. Africa is a big continent with people of many cultures, but their varying mythologies have some common motifs. This book explores spiritual beings and legends from a variety of African traditions, grouped thematically. Each section (for example, “The Spirit World,” “Heroes and Horrors,” and “Cunning Tricksters”) includes an illustrated story accompanied by an explanation of the underlying myth, introductions to different deities, and many full-color photographs for context. The volume offers a welcome look at what are likely to be unfamiliar tales. The extensive back matter consists of a list of characters, creatures, and places with a pronunciation guide; a glossary; suggested books and Web sites; ideas for places to visit and follow-up projects; and an index.

ISBN: 9781410949714

JLG Release: July 2013

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

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    5 6/8" x 8 1/4"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.1, Points: 1


    Level: 820L

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