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Api and the boy stranger a village creation tale by Patricia Roddy

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Published by Dial Books for Young Readers in New York .
Written in English



  • Côte d"Ivoire.


  • Folklore -- Côte d"Ivoire.

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In this Ivory Coast legend, Api and her family are repaid for their kindness to a stranger with a mysterious warning to leave their village and go to the other side of the river Amman.

Edition Notes

StatementPatricia Roddy ; pictures by Lynne Russell.
ContributionsRussell, Lynne, ill.
LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.R64 Ap 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1400580M
ISBN 100803712227, 0803712219
LC Control Number93008359

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This legend from the Ivory Coast takes the form of a cautionary tale, used to teach children to share their food. Young Api listens to the comforting rhythms of village women as they prepare a. Api and the boy stranger: a village creation tale. [Patricia Roddy; Lynne Russell, (Illustrator)] -- In this Ivory Coast legend, Api and her family are repaid for their kindness to a stranger with a mysterious warning to leave their village and go to the other side of the river Amman.   Once again, only Api's family pays attention to the boy, feeding him and heeding his advice. As they travel, their village is engulfed by a fiery volcano, and the sounds of destruction cleverly repeat the cooking noises described earlier. Api's family establishes a new village, which "to this day is always willing to share its food with strangers."Author: Patricia Roddy. Api and the boy stranger. Api and the boy stranger is based on a legend from Ivory Coast. There is a pronunciation guide and glossary in the front of the book. There is an author's note in the back of the book giving background to the story and the traditional legend on .

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