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Clever Squirrel and the Great Wedding Contest by Yusuf M. Adamu

Clever Squirrel and the Great Wedding Contest

Written by Yusuf M. Adamu
Illustrated by Shedrach Ayalomeh

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Clever Squirrel and the Great Wedding Contest by Yusuf M. Adamu

Clever Squirrel and Beautiful Gazelle are in love with each other and determined to get married. But Gazelle's father wants a better husband for his daughter than the poor, never-do-well trickster. So he has decided to hold a contest and whoever can answer his riddle will have his daughter's hand in marriage.Now Squirrel has to face challenges from: Rich Tortoise, Vain Snake, Handsome Zebra, Talkative Parrot and the Strong and Mighty Rhinoceros. Can Squirrel outsmart his competition? A funny and engaging retelling of a beloved Hausa folktale which all children will enjoy.

About the Author

Dr. Yusuf M. Adamu is an Associate Professor and Medical Geographer at the Department of Geography at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. He writes in both Hausa and English.His Hausa works include Kwaryar Kira, a Hausa anthology of short stories he co-edited, as well as various plays. His English works include poetry collections and three children's books: Butterfly and Other Poems, My First Book of Rhymes and Animals in the Neighbourhood.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2016



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