Why the Crab Has No Head

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Carolrhoda Books, Aug 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 24 pages
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Nzambi Mpungu, creator of the earth and sky, has spent a long hard day making the Elephant. By nightfall, Nzambi still hasn't finished her next creation, the Crab, and she tells the little creature to return the following day for a fine head. That night, the proud Crab boasts about the promised head to all the other animals and ends up learning a hard lesson. This tale from the Bakongo people of Zaire, retold and illustrated by Barbara Knutson, will delight readers of all ages.

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Nzambi Mpungu, who made the earth and sky promises the Crab that he can come back the next day for his head. Filled with pride, Crab invites the other creatures to come and witness the making of what ... Read full review

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