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The House with No Door: African Riddle-Poems

by Brian Swann

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The House with No Door is a collection of African Riddle-Poems that illustrates different spiritual experiences in African culture. Throughout this book, Ashley Bryan illustrates the poems that Brian Swann has written giving an accurate description of what the riddle is intended to mean. These African spiritual riddles were intended to be written for a young audience, giving children a better understanding of the importance of these riddles. With the help of Bryan's beautiful illustrations, these poems are brought to life and given a meaning that they might not have been able to understand without the drawings. ( )
  swerskygoode | Mar 25, 2012 |
This book is great for introducing African cultures. It is diverse in riddles and poems.
It reminded me of the Where's Waldo? books. The answers to the riddles are in the pictures.
This book can be used to discuss the Rain Forest animals.
It could also be used to introduce critical thinking.
  mortensen | Mar 5, 2012 |
Swann's "The House With No Door" is a book of African riddle-poems. The illustrations are made by watercolor and are very appealing to the eye these riddle poems allow the reader to see the world in a new light. This is not a book that I'd use to base lessons around, but it would be nice to have in the class library for free reading. Students would be able to figure out puzzles through reading. ( )
  ahernandez91 | Sep 29, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152008055, Hardcover)

When is a riddle not a riddle? When it's a riddle-poem! Riddle poems are unique. The succinct poetic images in this delightful and often moving collection have been gathered from various African sources by Brian Swann, a preeminent scholar, poet, and collector of riddles from around the globe. Warm and colorful paintings by renowned author-illustrator Ashley Bryan make this book a treasure. There are twenty-two poetic visions to ponder in this noteworthy collection.

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A collection of original poems created from riddles of various African tribes.

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