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Mee-An and the Magic Serpent

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Beautiful Mee-An wants to get married but can’t seem to find a man who is as perfect as she is. One day, however, her sister Assa finds Mee-An the perfect mate. Mee-An is determined to marry him, even after a series of bad omens occur. Off the sisters go to live with the perfect man, only to discover he is not at all what he seems to be. Will Assa be able to save her siste ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 19th 2007 by Groundwood Books
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Age of readership: 4-8
Genre: Picture Book
Diversity: Bilingual in song, deception
Description of the illustrations: Colorful pictures painted on ceramic tiles.
Personal response to the book: Nice folktale from Mali about an older looking for the perfect husband without a single blemish or scar. She marries a serpent disguised as a man without knowing who he is. A lesson is to be learned from the story.
Curricular and programming connections: The book can be used as a folktale story time and teach t
I thought this was an interesting tale that students would enjoy. It teaches student to see past physical description and the real beauty is in the person.
A story from Mali
African folk story.
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