Fire came to the earth people : a Dahomean folktale / Susan L. Roth.
- New York : St. Martin's Press, .
 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
- Folklore -- Africa, West.
Folklore -- Africa, West -- Juvenile literature.
- Childrens subjects:
- Folklore -- Benin.
Folklore -- Africa, West.
- Juvenile works.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- The earth animals fail in every attempt to capture fire from the selfish moon god Mawu, until Chameleon and Tortoise combine their talents and help bring light and warmth to the newly-created earth.
- "The collages Ms. Roth made for this book are based on applique stitcheries created by the Dahomean people."--Dustjacket.
"Based on a Dahomean folktale called Stealing fire from the creator: why chameleon and tortoise are respected"--Title page verso.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- 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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