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Product Description: Now children can enjoy popular, best-selling Puffin books recorded on high-quality cassette tapes. They can read along with the book or just listen and enjoy the lively narration-complete with music and sound effects throughout each and every story...read more

Paperback:

9780803709041 | Dial Books for Young Readers, June 1, 1983, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: A tale, told in rhythmic, read-along verse, describes how a resourceful bull finds water for his thirsty herd and ends the drought afflicting the plain
9780140546163 | Puffin, March 1, 1983, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: A tale, told in rhythmic, read-along verse, describes how a resourceful bull finds water for his thirsty herd and ends the drought afflicting the plain

School and Library:

9780803708099 | Dial Books for Young Readers, October 1, 1990, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain.

Library:

9780803708075 | Dial Books for Young Readers, May 1, 1981, cover price $15.89 | About this edition: A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain.

Prebinding:

9781442005082 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Now children can enjoy popular, best-selling Puffin books recorded on high-quality cassette tapes.

Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people.
By Verna Aardema and Lisa Desimini (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780689839337 | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, November 1, 2000), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people.

Prebinding:

9781442007284 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $16.99

Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A Masai tale, presented in the form of a play, in which the frog gets the job of getting a monster out of the rabbit's house after the leopard, elephant, and rhino bungle the job.

Hardcover:

9780803795501, titled "Who's in Rabbit's House?: A Masai Tale" | Dial Books for Young Readers, October 1, 1990, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Rabbit has a problem - someone is inside her house and won't let her in.

Paperback:

9780140547245, titled "Who's in Rabbit's House?: A Masai Tale" | Reissue edition (Puffin, October 1, 1990), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Rabbit has a problem--someone is inside her house and won't let her in.

Library:

9780803795518, titled "Who's in Rabbit's House?: A Masai Tale" | Reprint edition (Dial Books for Young Readers, October 1, 1990), cover price $14.89 | About this edition: Rabbit has a problem - someone is inside her house and won't let her in.

Prebinding:

9781439565438, titled "Who's in Rabbit's House?: A Masai Tale" | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

Paperback:

9780140549058 | Puffin, October 1, 1978, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

Library:

9780803760875, titled "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale" | Dial Books for Young Readers, September 1, 1990, cover price $6.47 | About this edition: A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

Reinforced:

9780606018845, titled "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale" | Demco Media, October 1, 1978, cover price $15.81 | also contains Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale | About this edition: A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

Prebinding:

9781435209022 | Paw Prints, June 28, 2007, cover price $16.99 | also contains Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale | About this edition: A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

Hardcover:

9780756786618 | Diane Pub Co, December 30, 1975, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: "In this Caldecott Medal winner, Mosquito tells a story that causes a jungle disaster.

Paperback:

9780140545890 | Reprint edition (Puffin, January 1, 1993), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals.
9780803760882 | Dial Books for Young Readers, June 1, 1978, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

School and Library:

9780803760899, titled "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears: A West African Tale" | Dial Books for Young Readers, December 1, 1975, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

Reinforced:

9780606018845 | Demco Media, October 1, 1978, cover price $15.81 | also contains Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears: A West African Tale | About this edition: A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

Prebinding:

9781435209022, titled "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears: A West African Tale" | Paw Prints, June 28, 2007, cover price $16.99 | also contains Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears: A West African Tale | About this edition: A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

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An African folktale in which the son of the chief must make his way in the world with only a sackful of kola nuts and the help of some creatures that he has treated with kindness.

Paperback:

9780689856778 | Reprint edition (Aladdin Paperbacks, December 1, 2002), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: An African folktale in which the son of the chief must make his way in the world with only a sackful of kola nuts and the help of some creatures that he has treated with kindness.

School and Library:

9780689817601 | Atheneum, September 1, 1999, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: An African folktale in which the son of the chief must make his way in the world with only a sackful of kola nuts and the help of some creatures that he has treated with kindness

Reinforced:

9780606274777 | Demco Media, March 1, 2003, cover price $15.85

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Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people.
By Verna Aardema and Lisa Desimini (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780689810923 | Atheneum, September 1, 1997, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people

Reinforced:

9780606200967 | Demco Media, February 1, 2002, cover price $15.81 | About this edition: Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people.

Prebinding:

9780613309424 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $18.40 | About this edition: Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people.

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A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

Paperback:

9780590102940, titled "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears?" | Scholastic Paperbacks, June 1, 1980, cover price $2.95 | About this edition: "In this Caldecott Medal winner, Mosquito tells a story that causes a jungle disaster.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780394764429, titled "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" | Amer School Pub, June 1, 1977, cover price $20.80 | also contains A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

Prebinding:

9780881030792, titled "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $18.40 | About this edition: A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals

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A tale, told in rhythmic, read-along verse, describes how a resourceful bull finds water for his thirsty herd and ends the drought afflicting the plain
By Verna Aardema and Beatriz Vidal (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780140950526 | Pap/cas edition (Puffin, October 1, 1993), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Describes how a resourceful bull finds water for his thirsty herd and ends the drought afflicting the plain.

Prebinding:

9780881030785 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $18.40 | About this edition: A tale, told in rhythmic, read-along verse, describes how a resourceful bull finds water for his thirsty herd and ends the drought afflicting the plain

Retells the African tale of Bowane, the civet cat, who journeys for years for his bride-to-be, only to discover that she has married another
By Verna Aardema and Will Hillenbrand (illustrator)

Prebinding:

9780785725305 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $14.30 | About this edition: On his way to his wedding, with his friends as attendants, a civet cat meets with extraordinary and unexpected delays.

With the help of his friends Bush-rat and Turtle, smart and nimble Rabbit makes a fool of the mighty but slow-witted king of the forest.

Hardcover:

9780803702974 | Dial Books for Young Readers, March 1, 1989, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Rabbit, aided by her friends Turtle and Bush-rat, sets out to outwit Lion in order to feast on the honey in lion's calabash tree

Library:

9780803702981 | Dial Books for Young Readers, March 1, 1989, cover price $11.89 | About this edition: Rabbit, aided by her friends Turtle and Bush-rat, sets out to outwit Lion in order to feast on the honey in lion's calabash tree

Prebinding:

9780785796909 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Rabbit, aided by her friends Turtle and Bush-rat, sets out to outwit Lion in order to feast on the honey in lion's calabash tree

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Presents a Spanish-language edition of the Caldecott medal-winning African folktale about the wild chain reaction of events that takes place in the jungle after the mosquito bothers the iguana.
By Verna Aardema, Osvaldo Blanco, Diane Dillon (illustrator) and Leo Dillon (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780803722989 | Dial Books for Young Readers, March 1, 1998, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun

A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up

Hardcover:

9780679809210 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, August 1, 1991, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up
9780044458371, titled "Hollywood in the Age of Television" | Unwin Hyman, November 1, 1990, cover price $65.00 | also contains Hollywood in the Age of Television | About this edition: This is a collection of papers examining the evolving relationship between the motion picture industry and television from the 1940s to the present.

Paperback:

9780679889366 | Reprint edition (Dragonfly, January 1, 1998), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up

Library:

9780679909217 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, July 1, 1991, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up

Reinforced:

9780606128957 | Demco Media, January 1, 1998, cover price $15.81 | About this edition: A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up

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Rabbit tricks the other animals of the African plain into giving her food and other treats
By Verna Aardema and Victoria Chess (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780803715530 | Dial Books for Young Readers, February 1, 1997, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Rabbit tricks the other animals of the African plain into giving her food and other treats

Library:

9780803715547 | Dial Books for Young Readers, February 1, 1997, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: Rabbit tricks the other animals of the African plain into giving her food and other treats

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In this retelling of a Masai tale, a mongoose helps an ostrich get her chicks back from the lonely lioness who has stolen them

Hardcover:

9780679869344 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 1, 1996, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: In this retelling of a Masai tale, a mongoose helps an ostrich get her chicks back from the lonely lioness who has stolen them

A three-time Caldecott Medalist provides the illustrations in a humorous African folktale that explains in playful language how the ostrich got its unusual shape.
By Verna Aardema and Marcia Brown (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780590483674 | Scholastic, September 1, 1995, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A tale from the Akamba people of Kenya that explains why the ostrich has such a long neck

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With the help of a blue crane, a mother dove rescues her babies from a not-so-clever jackal
By Verna Aardema and Dale Gottlieb (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780679858133 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, June 1, 1995, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: With the help of a blue crane, a mother dove rescues her babies from a not-so-clever jackal

Library:

9780679958130 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 1, 1995, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: With the help of a blue crane, a mother dove rescues her babies from a not-so-clever jackal

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An anthology of African misoso tales presents twelve fables and folktales that include stories of justice and revenge, trickery, humor, greed, and more that shed new light on diverse African cultures and traditions.
By Verna Aardema (editor) and Reynold Ruffins (illustrator)

Library:

9780679934301 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, July 1, 1994, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A collection of twelve folktales from different parts of Africa

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The author of Borreguita and the Coyote retells the African tale of Bowane, the civet cat, who journeys for years for his bride-to-be, only to discover that she has married another. Reprint. AB. PW. H.
By Verna Aardema and Will Hillenbrand (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780679853091 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 1, 1994, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: On his way to his wedding, with his friends as attendants, a civet cat meets with extraordinary and unexpected delays.

Library:

9780679900818 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 1, 1991, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: On his way to his wedding, with his friends as attendants, a civet cat meets with extraordinary and unexpected delays

Reinforced:

9780606060653 | Demco Media, February 1, 1994, cover price $12.74 | About this edition: On his way to his wedding, with his friends as attendants, a civet cat meets with extraordinary and unexpected delays.

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Noted children's author and storyteller Verna Aardema recounts her life and describes how her daily activities and writing process are interwoven
By Verna Aardema and Dede Smith (photographer)

Hardcover:

9781878450395 | Richard C Owen Pub, April 1, 1993, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Noted children's author and storyteller Verna Aardema recounts her life and describes how her daily activities and writing process are interwoven

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A retelling of a Bantu folktale provides a humorous look at humankind as it follows the antics of Sebgugugu, whose gluttony leads him into all sorts of difficulties.
By Verna Aardema and Nancy L. Clouse (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780865433779 | Africa World Pr, March 1, 1993, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A greedy poor man tests the patience of Imana, Lord of Rwanda, until he loses everything

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With the help of his friends Bush-rat and Turtle, smart and nimble Rabbit makes a fool of the mighty but slow-witted king of the forest.
By Verna Aardema and Jerry Pinkney (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780140545937 | Reprint edition (Puffin, January 1, 1993), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Rabbit, aided by her friends Turtle and Bush-rat, sets out to outwit Lion in order to feast on the honey in lion's calabash tree

Reinforced:

9780606028547 | Demco Media, January 1, 1993, cover price $15.81 | About this edition: Rabbit, aided by her friends Turtle and Bush-rat, sets out to outwit Lion in order to feast on the honey in lion's calabash tree

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780694508013 | Harpercollins, December 1, 1992, cover price $12.00

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Lazy Anansi seeks to trick someone into doing the heavy work of laying his fish trap, but instead he is fooled into doing the job himself.
By Verna Aardema and Bryna Waldman (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780803711648 | Dial Books for Young Readers, September 1, 1992, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Lazy Ananse seeks to trick someone into doing the heavy work of laying his fish trap, but instead he is fooled into doing the job himself

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