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The frog king an African folktale by Amanda StJohn

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Published by Child"s World in Mankato, Minn .
Written in English


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In Kenya, Africa, an old frog named Mahday awakens the god Mmumi to ask for a king who will help the frogs to get along better with other creatures, but Mmumi does not like to be awakened and sends an unpleasant answer to her request. Includes notes.

Edition Notes

Statementby Amanda StJohn ; illustrated by Karen Perrins
ContributionsPerrins, Karen, ill
LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.S8577 Fro 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24852610M
ISBN 109781609731373
LC Control Number2011010891

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