Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa

by Niki Daly

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.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780618723454
  • ISBN-10: 0618723455
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 04/15/2007
  • Carton Quantity: 20
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  • About the Book
    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.

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    "Daly's retelling offers a pleasing blend of familiar and original elements ... beams with sassy good fun." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

    "Little Red Riding Hood is reinvented for a new audience in this colorful retelling of the classic fairy tale." Publishers Weekly

    "Daly's boldly colored illustrations perfectly match this West African incarnation of the classic story." School Library Journal

    "A mixture of the traditional and the contemporary in a Ghanaian urban setting." Booklist, ALA

    "The South African writer/illustrator...create[s] an unusual version of the popular rural European cautionary tale set in contemporary urban Ghana." Kirkus Reviews

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