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An African Tale by Enna Neru
Aging with Grace by Greg Liberman
Alison's Zinnia by Anita Lobel
Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox
Angel of Forgetfulness by Steve Stern
Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper
Christmas Eve by Suçie Stevenson
The Costume Copycat by Maryann MacDonald
Cuckoo by Lois Ehlert
Epidapheles and the Inadequately Enraged Demon by Ramsey Shehadeh
From the Devotions by Carl Phillips
Gery Tales by Gerry Boylan
Golden Conspiracy by Robert James Gilder
Here is Greenwood, Vol 1 by Yukie Nasu
Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo
A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann
Little Ballet Star by Adèle Geras
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
The Morning Star by Nick Bantock
Nature's Building Blocks by John Emsley
Night-Night Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
No, David! by David Shannon
The Noisy Way to Bed by Ian Whybrow
The Scrambled States of America Talent Show by Laurie Keller
Storm Cats by Malachy Doyle
Tim and Pete by James Robert Baker
Tsunami Warning by Taylor Morrison
Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
Uh-oh! by Rachel Isadora

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for An African Tale

An African Tale: 03/22/11

An African Tale by Enna Neru is set in Botswana and covers many centuries from the time of a rural village through to modern day. It tells the story Botswana's water supply through myth and allegory. An African Tale by Enna Neru is set in Botswana and covers many centuries from the time of a rural village through to modern day. It tells the story Botswana's water supply through myth and allegory.

The main character is Ledimo, once human, now coming to the end of his life as a demigod of rain. As his powers fade he has to do what he can to bring two of his descendants together, one living in a rural village and the other in a modern city.

The book is written in a style reminiscent of Aesop and other folktales. There's not much in the way of dialogue or action and there aren't any illustrations. But it's still an interesting and relatively quick read. It would probably be best read aloud.

I received the book for review. Three stars.

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