Do you know how the dog got its cold nose? Or why the crab has a flat back? How the wild animals came to the earth, and how the Caribbean got its name?
If the answer to these questions is “no”, then you will be delighted to find out about these and other matters in this exciting collection of fables from the Caribbean, collected and narrated by Dorothy St. Aubyn.
When the sun goes down and the cackling fowls flutter up into the guava tree to settle down for the night, that is the time when “Old Creole”, the morocoy, and his friends tell stories to each other. They tell of the legends of the old folk in the misty mountains and the endless jungles, they tell of the tricks that the animals play on each other in the clearings of the forest, and they tell of the encounters of spirits, men, and animals on the sandy beaches. So ruffle your feathers, fly up into the tree, and listen with wonder to these fables from the Caribbean!
Caribbean, Folklore, Fairy-tales, Fiction, History
68 pages, illustrated in full colour, softcover