Mabela the Clever

Margaret Read MacDonald (Author) Tim Coffey (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
Albert Whitman & Company
Publish Date
January 01, 2001
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.68 X 0.12 X 8.49 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807549032

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About the Author

Margaret Read MacDonald is a storyteller, author, folklorist, and children's librarian, whom School Library Journal has called a grand dame of storytelling. Ms. MacDonald is the author of numerous books, including pickin' peas, illustrated by Pat Cummings, and the award-winning book The Parents' Guide to Storytelling. She lives in Kirkland, Washington.

Reviews

"Folklorist MacDonald retells this cautionary tale from the Limba people of Sierra Leone with a zesty panache present from the opening lines...From tone to pace, MacDonald's choices here are right on the money: this is a cautionary tale that will be rip-roaring fun to tell, listen to, and act out. The father mouse's words of wisdom bear reiteration, and the short song/chant demands repeating. Crayon-colored, pop-eyed little mice and the green-eyed ginger cat stand out against the shades-of-gold-and-green background. Feathery brush-strokes add texture to Coffey's acrylics, and the fantastical setting suits the magical nature of this tale."
"MacDonald's retelling of this Limba tale is engineered for storytime success."

School Library Journal
"Feathery brush-strokes add texture to Coffey's acrylics, and the fantastical setting suits the magical nature of this tale."

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books