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Author Roth, Susan L.
Title Fire came to the earth people : a Dahomean folktale / Susan L. Roth.
Pub Info New York : St. Martin's Press, 1988.
book jacket
 Brewster-Children's Coll.  J 398.2 ROTH     AVAILABLE
Descript [30] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Note "Based on a Dahomean folktale called Stealing fire from the creator: why chameleon and tortoise are respected"--T.p. verso.
Summary The earth animals fail in every attempt to capture fire from the selfish moon god Mawu, until Chameleon and Tortoise combine their talents and help bring light and warmth to the newly-created earth.
Subject Folklore -- Benin.
Folklore -- Africa, West.
Folklore -- Africa, West.
ISBN 0312017235 : $9.95 (est.)