THE FIRE CHILDREN

Subtitle A West African Folk Tale

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The first man and woman are lonely. What to do? They decide to fashion children out of clay. As they are baking the little figures in their fire, they're constantly interrupted by visits from the sky-god, Nyame. As a result, some of the children are pale and underdone, some are left in so long that they come out very dark, and the rest are every shade between. Frané Lessac's gorgeous gouache paintings, inspired by West African masks and pottery, and Eric Maddern's vivid text make this one of the most compelling of creation myths for young readers.

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Format:
Format Trade Paperback 32 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9781847806529
Size:
Size8.43 in x 10.63 in / 214.00 mm x 270.00 mm
Published:
Published Date May 7th, 2015
Frané Lessac
Frané Lessac is an internationally known American artist who has exhibited her paintings in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. From film school in California she went on to study Caribbean culture on the island of Monserrat. She has worked on many children's projects to date.
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