Description - "A Story, A Story: An African Tale Retold " by Gail E. Haley
The title of this book is "A Story, A Story: An African Tale Retold " and is written by author Gail E. Haley. The book "A Story, A Story: An African Tale Retold " is published by Simon & Schuster. The ISBN of this book is 9780689205118 and the format is Hardback. The publisher has not provided a book description for A Story, A Story: An African Tale Retold by Gail E. Haley.
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Author Biography - Gail E. Haley
Gail E. Haley is a young but prolific author and illustrator. She has fourteen books to her credit, in addition to illustrating her husband's syndicated newspaper column, "Parents and Children." Miss Haley is the mother of two children -- Marguerite, age tow, and another born shortly after she completed this book. The idea for this book came to Miss Haley as a result of living in the Caribbean. There she found stories in which tigers and leopards appeared. These, happily, are not part of the Caribbean fauna. And so she traced the origins of these stories back to their sources in Africa. She studied African folklore and culture in preparation for writing and illustrating this book, and to capture the flavor of the languages, the people, their customs and life styles. The woodcuts that illustrate this book were cut and printed by Miss Haley in her own print shop. She lives and works in New York with her family, surrounded by a large collection of early children's books, toys and games, cut outs and dolls, going back to the seventeenth century.