Verna Aardema




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 21 titles

  • General Fiction

    Jan-2003

    When Koi, the yongest son of Chief Ogumefu, learns that his only inheritance is a scraggly kola tree, he decides to travel the world. With only a sack of kola nuts on his back, Koi sets out on a wonderful journey in search of his own fortune, and lea...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2000

    Long ago, when the earth was set down and the sky was lifted up, all the folktales were owned by the Sky God. And Anansi, that cunning little spider, was determined to buy them back. The payment? A live python, one real fairy, and forty-seven stingin...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1998

    What's a little lamb to do about a fierce coyote that wants to eat her? Why, trick him, of course...and and trick him again...and trick him one more time! Here's a lively retelling of a Mexican folk tale by master story teller Verna Aardema, illustra...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1997

    The Sky God owns all the stories of the world and refuses to give them back unless Anansi, a small spider, can successfully get him a live python, a real fairy, and a bunch of stinging hornets, so Anansi sets out to accomplish his mission in order to...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1996

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  • General Fiction

    1996

    A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain.Verna Aardema has brought the original story closer to the English nursery rhyme by putting in a cumulative refrain and giving the tale the rhythm of The House T...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1995

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  • General Fiction

    May-1995

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  • Fantasy

    Feb-1993

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-1992

    A great bedtime story sure to keep children fascinated, Who’s in Rabbit’s House is a Masai tale told from the perspective of a play within a play. A monster has invaded Rabbit’s house, and the other animals must gather to help investigate . . ....

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1991

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1991

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1989

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1988

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1985

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1984

    After trading his gold to Ananse for a dog that fetches firewood, a cat that catches rats, and a dove that collects tasty snails, Kojo is disappointed when none of the animals can do what was promised...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1983

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1983

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1975

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1960

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