The magic gourd / retold and illustrated by Baba Wagué Diakité.
- 1st edition
- New York : Scholastic Press, 2003. , ©2003
- Mexico : [Printer not identified]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
- Folklore -- Juvenile fiction.
Schale -- Gefäß
Folklore -- Mali.
- Childrens subjects:
- Folklore -- Mali.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- Text mainly in English with some quotations in Bambara.
- Brother Rabbit and Chameleon teach a greedy king the importance of generosity and friendship. Drought and famine have come to the parched forest. And when a hungry Rabbit rescues Brother Chameleon from a thorny bush, Chameleon repays him tenfold with a magical gourd that always stays filled with food and water. But soon a greedy king steals the gourd to make gold and food for himself. Cleverly, Rabbit recovers his gourd, but still leaves plenty for the King. Surprised by Rabbit's kind act, the king begins to learn the importance of generosity and friendship. Exciting illustrations in bright ceramic plates, bowls and sculpture practically dance off of the pages.
- "Text and art copyright ©2003 by Baba Wague Diakite"--verso of title page.
"The text was set in CG Colage. The dusplay was set in Angryhog ITC. Wague's art was created from ceramic plates, bowls, and tiles. The chameleon is a hand built clay sculpture"--verso of title page.
"Printed in Mexico"--verso of title page.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copies 1 & 2 presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy 1 formerly the property of a library.
Banks Collection copy 2: dustjacket retained.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copies 1 & 2)
- Penn Chronology:
- Scholastic Press, publisher.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
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