Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, May 31, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction - 68 pages
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Five traditional Nigerian tales include "Hen and Frog", "Why Bush Cow and Elephant are Bad Friends", "The Husband Who Counted the Spoonfuls", "Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together", and "How Animals Got Their Tails".

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Acclaimed African-American children's author and artist Ashley Bryan - whose other folklore collections include The Ox of the Wonderful Horns and Other African Folktales and The Lion and the Ostrich ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Five more transplanted African folktales, equipped, for reading aloud, with much pum-pum, uh-huh, and a little be-bop, by the author/artist of The Ox of the Wonderful Horns. The idiom is less African ... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he was recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He has also been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; has been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer; a Coretta Scott King Award winner; and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over Me; Sail Away; Beautiful Blackbird; Beat the Story-Drum, Pum Pum; Let It Shine; Ashley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

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