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The Banza: A Haitian Story (Pied Piper Books)

Wolkstein, Diane, Brown, Marc

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ISBN 10: 0803704291 / ISBN 13: 9780803704299
Published by Dial, 1981
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Title: The Banza: A Haitian Story (Pied Piper Books...

Publisher: Dial

Publication Date: 1981

Book Condition:Fair

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When Tegora, a little tiger, and Cabree, a little goat, find shelter together during a fierce storm, they become fast friends. As they part, Teegra gives to Cabree his family banza, a little banjo, and tells her, "It will protect you. The banza belongs to the heart, and there is no stronger protection than the heart." Cabree does not really understand, but she goes trotting on her way, stopping now and then to play a tune on her banza. Before long, though, she finds herself in grave danger and discovers that her banza does indeed have very special powers. Diane Wolkstein's spirited writing brings out they gaiety and sweetness of this Haitian tale, and Marc Brown's fanciful pictures are rich in color, detail, and humor.

About the Author:

Whether recounting epics, trickster stories, or fairy tales, Diane Wolkstein enters and speaks from the heart of each story she tells. One critic said: "Diane is more than a storyteller. She is an interpretor of life." Throughout her 37 years as a storyteller, Diane has been known for her meticulous research as well as her great range as a performer. She is the author of more than twenty award-winning books of folklore, including The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales and Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth (co-authored with Samuel Noak Kramer). She teaches mythology at New York Univerity and gives workshops on storytelling worldwide.

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