The Night Has Ears : African Proverbs (Paperback)

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Bold illustrations enhance each of the twenty-six proverbs presented in this bright picture book for children of all ages. Jr Lit Guild. *Author: Bryan, Ashley (EDT) *Subtitle: African Proverbs *Publication Date: 1999/10/01 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 8.75 *Height: 10.50


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780689824272
SKU 30511751
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0689824270
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.5H x 8.75L x 0.5T
From the Publisher
Annotation This book, with vivid color illustrations throughout, introduces readers to 26 African proverbs.
Editors Note This collection of twenty-six proverbs, some serious and some humorous, have been culled from a variety of African tribes. Full color.
Editors Note 2 Ashley Bryan says, "My mother had a proverb for any situation, attitude, or event." Many of us have had the same experience. But have you ever heard, "As a crab walks, so walk its children" or "A log may lie in the water for ten years, but it will never become a crocodile"? These are two of the twenty-six African proverbs Ashley Bryan has chosen to illustrate in this book.Having grown up with proverbs, it was no surprise to Mr. Bryan when he began reading African literature to find African proverbs along with African stories. The proverbs grew out of the lives and experiences of the varied African peoples.Each proverb here is credited to a specific tribe, yet, as Ashley Bryan explains, most were known in other tribes as well. And in fact, all are true for people everywhere. We may not see crabs often, but we understand about crab children, and even people who do not have crocodiles nearby know that they do not begin as logs. This is a book to treasure for its rich universal wisdom and its gloriously evocative illustrations.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 06
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Books2AnywhereUS $17.82 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Ria Christie Collections $21.61 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$17.82 + free shipping
$18.99 You save $1.17 (6%)
Earn 18 ($0.18) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Books2AnywhereUS
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
Promotions & Offers (1)
  • coupon
    Get $25 off $100 site wide when you pay using Visa Checkout and promo code VisaCM. Limited Time offer. Terms apply Use promo code VISACM at checkout. Ends 11/30/2015.