Folktales from another culture
The palace rat breaks the rules by stealing from the king, then falling in love with the king's servant; so the cat is ordered to kill it. That's why cats continue to kill rats.
The traditional stories of different cultures often teach similar values. These four stories from Nigeria give readers the opportunity to see familiar morals in the form of a new story. In addition to the title story, this collection contains: The Hippopotamus and the Turtle; Akanke and the Jealous Pawnbroker; and Kotiligan.
Adapted by Thong Kham Chanthavong, illustrated by Sonephasit Phanphila
This book was made possible by a sponsorship from Jane and David Burren, Jacinta Lean, Joe Rasberry, and Sasha Alyson. Thank you!
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