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The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African Stories

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Juvenile literature, General, Africa, West, Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction, Folklore, Children: Grade
ContributionsMadye Lee Chastain (Illustrator)
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ISBN 10080859320X
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TITLE: The Cow-Tail Switch: And Other West African Stories WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: It is a Newbery Honor Books; and it met my reading challenge criteria being connected to the book before it, The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child, being same format, short stories REVIEW: Overall interesting stories/5.

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this book is about stories,it is folktails.,the writer of the book is i choose this book because i wanted to learn about west african stories.i also wanted to learn more about them so i 4/5(3). The stories in the Courlander collection are great stories wonderful for use in comparing other stories from and about the folklore of Africa.

Prior to reading Chinua Achebe's classic tales, or any story or novel set in another region of the world, I set a reading requirement goal for my students that must include a rich array folklore and /5.

The cow-tail switch: And other West African stories by Harold Courlander and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Near the end of the tale, the audience would be asked to decide or for vote for which son deserved the cow-tail switch the most.

The correct answer might or might not then be given, depending on the teller of the tale. A cow-tail switch is something that is well known in West Afrika and symbolizes authority. Good. The Cow-Tail Switch: And Other West African Stories.

Binding: Paperback. Weight: Lbs. Product Group: Book. Istextbook: No. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.

The spine may show signs of wear/5(). The Cow-Tail Switch And Other West African Stories Book Information.

Title: The Cow-Tail Switch And Other West African Stories. Author: Courlander, Harold.

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Isbn: Humorous and ironic folktales revealing the customs and thought of the West Africans. Hook Your Students. The Cow-Tail Switch (Paperback) And Other West African Stories. By Harold Courlander, George Herzog, Madye Lee Chastain (Illustrator). Square Fish,pp.

Publication Date: Ap Other Editions of This Title. The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories by Harold Courlander is a collection of West African folk tales about men and animals, kings, warriors, and farmers. First published init was a Newbery Honor recipient in ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, Present".

American Library Association. Retrieved Cow-tail switch, and other West African stories. New York, H. Holt and Co.

[©] (OCoLC) Online version: Courlander, Harold, Cow-tail switch, and other West African stories. New York, H. Holt and Co. [©] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Harold Courlander; George Herzog; Madye Lee.

"The stories of West Africa are about men and animals, about kings, warriors, and hunters. They tell about clever people and stupid people, about good ones and bad ones, about how things and animals got to be how they are. Sometimes they are just tall tales. There are stories about Frog, Rabbit, Turtle, Guinea Fowl, and all the other animals that West Africans know.

Sometimes they are just tall tales. There are stories about Frog, Rabbit, Turtle, Guinea Fowl, and all the other animals that West Africans know. Some of the stories make you think. Some make you laugh. Here are some of the stories of the people of the forests, the seacoast, the hills, and the plains.

The people of West Africa give them to you."Cited by: 5. pages: 24 cm Contains seventeen stories gathered from the Ashantis of West Africa Africa is many things" -- Cow-tail switch -- Kaddo's wall -- Talk -- One you don't see coming -- Kassa, the strong one -- Anansi's fishing expedition -- Younde goes to town -- Singing tortoise -- Time -- Messenger to Maftam -- Guinea fowl and rabbit get justice -- Anansi and Nothing go hunting for wives Pages: Why children "cry for nothing" and how debt came to the tribe are true folk tales.

"The Cow-Tail Switch" is one of many stories which reveal incidentally many of the 4/5(3). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Cow-Tail Switch: And Other West African Stories by George Herzog and Harold Courlander (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. Get this from a library. The Cow-tail switch: and other West African stories. [Harold Courlander; George Herzog]. The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African Stories (with George Herzog),The Hat-Shaking Dance and Other Ashanti Tales from Ghana,Olode the Hunter and Other Tales from Nigeria,The King's Drum and Other African Stories,Alma mater: University of Michigan.

The Cow-Tail Switch: And Other West African Stories by Harold Courlander, Madye Lee Chastain, and George Herzog 3 Total Resources 1 Awards View Text Complexity Submit Text Complexity. cow-tail switch, and other west african stories.

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What type of media is this winner?: Book. Winner Detail Create Date. THE COW-TAIL SWITCH AND OTHER WEST AFRICAN STORIES By Harold Courlander and George Herzog New York: Henry Holt and Company, ISBN: pages. Bob Corbett January I received this book some years ago as a gift from Harold Courlander, one of.

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Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your : Square Fish. Click to read more about The Cow-Tail Switch: And Other West African Stories by Harold Courlander. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(3).

Booksource is the premier trade book distributor to K school classrooms across the country. We offer discounted pricing, free shipping and unparalleled expertise and customer service. The Cow-Tail Switch And Other West African Stories. ISBN ISBN Author: Courlander, Short Stories Traditional Literature.

"The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African Stories" is one several of his books which are of interest to Africanists. (He also authored several similar books of folktales and traditional literature from other parts of the world.) In when "The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African Stories" was first published, there were far fewer books /5(21).

Description of the book "The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African Stories": "The stories of West Africa are about men and animals, about kings, warriors, and hunters.

They tell about clever people and stupid people, about good ones and bad ones, about how things and animals got to be how they are. Sometimes they are just tall tales. A West African folk tale from The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African stories by Harold Courlander and George Herzog.

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Synopsis The Cow-tail Switch, based on a parable found by George Herzog in Liberia, is a type of story which has a special attraction for the West African audience, in Pages: The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African Stories. HAROLD COURLANDER and GEORGE HERZOG, with drawings by MADGE LEE CHASTAIN.

( pp., $ Henry Holt and Co., New York, ) The stories in this attractive book are well selected and well told. The illustrations, which supplement the text, add much to the total effect.

These tales should becomeAuthor: Melville J. Herskovits. Courlander, H., & Herzog, G. The cow-tail switch, and other West African stories.

New York, NY: H. Holt and. ISBN: This book is a great collection of West African folk tales. The book is for readers age according to Barnes and Nobel which seems like a.

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3 Total Resources 1 Awards View Text Complexity Discover Like Books Grade; ; Genre; Fairy Tales / Folklore.The Gift of a Cow Tail Switch. A West African Tale. A great warrior did not return from the hunt. His family gave him up for dead, all except his youngest child who each day would ask, "Where is my father?

Where is my father?" The child's older brothers, who were magicians, finally went forth to find him. They came upon his broken spear and a.The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African Stories And Other West African Stories.

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