Publisher description for The girl who married a lion and other tales from Africa / Alexander McCall Smith.


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A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a lion in disguise, but not before they have two sons who might actually be cubs . . . When a child made of wax follows his curiosity outside into the heat of daylight and melts, his siblings shape him into a bird with feathers made of leaves that enable him to fly into the light . . . Talking hyenas, milk-giving birds, clever cannibals who nonetheless get their comeuppance, and mysterious forces that reside in the landscape—these wonderful fables bring us the wealth, the variety, and the particular magic of traditional African lore.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ndebele (African people) Folklore, Tswana (African people) Folklore, Tales Zimbabwe, Tales Botswana