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The Ox of the Wonderful Horns

And Other African Folktales

Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan presents five African folktales in this delightful, boldly illustrated picture book.

A trickster spider has his careful plan backfire, a frog and elephant team up to woo pretty girls, a calm tortoise outwits an underhanded hare, and more in these stories from Ghana, Angola, and South Africa. This beautiful picture book includes “Ananse the Spider in Search of a Fool;” “Frog and His Two Wives;” “Elephant and Frog Go Courting;” “Tortoise, Hare, and the Sweet Potatoes;” and “The Ox of the Wonderful Horns.”

Photo Credit:

Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he was recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He has also been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; has been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer; a Coretta Scott King Award winner; and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over MeSail AwayBeautiful BlackbirdBeat the Story-Drum, Pum PumLet It ShineAshley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

Photo Credit:

Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he was recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He has also been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; has been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer; a Coretta Scott King Award winner; and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over MeSail AwayBeautiful BlackbirdBeat the Story-Drum, Pum PumLet It ShineAshley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

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