The girl who married a lion and other tales from africa alexander mccall smith on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers gathered here is a beguiling selection of folktales from zimbabwe and botswana as retold by the best selling author of the no 1 ladies detective agency this treasury contains most of the stories previously collected in children of wax and seven new tales . How can a girl possibly have married a lion how can a man have a tree growing out of his head and how can a woman have children made of wax the stories in this collection make these questions seem simple everyday ones then deftly supplies simple everyday answers surprising and humorous these beautifully rendered tales demonstrate mccall smiths renowned storytelling skills. The book i read was called the girl who married a lion and other tales from africa by alexander mccall smith i chose this book because when i was in the library picking out my independent reading book this book popped out because the title looked interesting and i decided to choose it. In the girl who married a lion smith retells several stories he has personally collected or received from friends in his beloved african countries botswana and zimbabwe to date most african folklore collections have been scholarly intended primarily for the armchair or scholarly folklorist not the general public. The girl who married a lion and other tales from africa by alexander mccall smith 7 editions first published in 2004 subjects african folktales large type books wildlife nsebele folktales folklore animal lore tales zimbabween folktales tswana african people fiction overdrive mrchen ndebele african people botswana folktales protected daisy tswana folktales in library
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