Library:ADCLP/Crocodile and hen : a Bakongo folktale

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Crocodile and hen : a Bakongo folktale / text by Joan M. Lexau ; pictures by Doug Cushman.


Crocodile is so confused by Hen calling him "brother" every time he gets ready to eat her that he finally goes searching for an explanation of how such a relationship can be.

Reading Levels

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  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2002

Publication History

  • New York : HarperCollins, 2001. 45 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm. ISBN 0060284870 (lib. bdg.) 0060284862