How can a girl possibly have married a lion? How can a man have a tree growing out of his head? And how can a woman have children made of wax? The stories in this collection make these questions seem simple, everyday ones - then deftly supplies simple, everyday answers. Surprising and humorous, these beautifully rendered tales demonstrate McCall Smith's renowned storytelling skills.
A letter from Mma Ramotswe -- Guinea fowl child -- A bad way to treat friends -- A girl who lived in a cave -- Hare fools the baboons -- Pumpkin -- Sister of bones -- Milk bird -- Beware of friends you cannot trust -- Children of wax -- Brave hunter -- Stone Hare -- A tree to sing to -- A blind man catches a bird -- Hare fools Lion, again -- Strange animal -- Bad uncles -- Why Elephant and Hyena live far from people -- The wife who could not work -- Bad blood -- The sad story of Tortoise and Snail -- An old man who saved some ungrateful people -- Lazy baboons -- Great snake -- The girl who married a lion -- Two bad friends -- How a strange creature took the place of a girl, and then fell into a hole -- Greater than Lion -- Head tree -- The grandmother who was kind to a smelly girl -- The baboons who went this way and that -- Two friends who met for dinner -- The thathana moratho tree -- Tremendously clever tricks are played, but to limited effect.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 25th September 2009
Publisher: Canongate Books