Pretty Salma

Pretty Salma

A Little Red Riding Hood Story From Africa

Book - 2006
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When Granny asks Pretty Salma to go to the market one day, she warns her not to talk to strangers. But cunning Mr. Dog tricks Salma, and before she knows it, he's wearing her stripy ntama, her pretty white beads, and her yellow sandals. And he's on his way to Granny's house! African culture and flavor infuse this inventive retelling of a favorite fairy tale, and the vibrant lively illustrations bring it to life. The result is a story that combines new and old and spans cultures as successfully as it has spanned the centuries.
Publisher: New York, NY : Clarion Books, 2006, 07
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780618723454
Branch Call Number: EASY 398.2 AFR PRE 2007
Characteristics: 29p : illus
Additional Contributors: Daly, Niki
Alternative Title: Little Red Riding Hood

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PimaLib_TeneciaP Mar 29, 2018

This "Little Red Riding Hood" story from West Africa was much more interesting to me than the one I read while growing up! I enjoyed learning Ghanaian words and while I knew how the story would end, I enjoyed joining Salma on her adventure.

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