Author(s): Gary Jeffrey
The speech bubbles and strip cartoon-style illustrations create a dynamic format that encourages readers to engage with the characters and get involved in the story. With fewer words than are found in typical mythology collections, and with plenty of great visual pointers, these texts are an ideal introduction to classic myths that reluctant readers would otherwise find too challenging. Learn about the Yoruban creation myth, the story from Zaire of how dog became man's best friend, and how Anansi, a character held in great affection by Africans throughout the world, came to own all the stories. Opening pages contain information on the importance of legend and oral storytelling to the ancient Africans. Closing pages contain further information on important African deities and mythical figures. This title includes a glossary, an index and recommended further reading. It helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14, and fits into Key Stage 2 English.