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The King and the Tortoise by Tololwa M.…

The King and the Tortoise

by Tololwa M. Mollel

Other authors: Kathy Blankley (Illustrator)

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As a reader I enjoyed this book. I really liked the illustrations, they matched the "African" nature of the book. I also liked that the book had a central theme or message about taking time, and being patient which is something most young readers will need to learn. The book was very cute, but not a favorite. Although it was a folktale it wasn't overly interesting with details. I would recommend this book for young readers ( )
  Lwatso7 | Apr 20, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395644801, Hardcover)

In a traditional folktale from Cameroon, the patient and wise tortoise wins over the clever fox, the speedy hare, and the strong elephant when the king asks his subjects for a robe of smoke.

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The king challenges the animals in his kingdom to prove their wisdom by making him a robe of smoke, but only the tortoise is able to satisfy him.

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