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Only One Cowry Phillis Gershator

Only One Cowry

Phillis Gershator

Published
ISBN : 9780531302880
Hardcover
32 pages
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Dada Segbo, the first king of Dahomey, wants a bride. He can afford the finest gifts to bestow upon her family, but he prefers not to part with any of his wealth. So he offers only one cowry shell. How can he find a worthy bride for such a pittance?MoreDada Segbo, the first king of Dahomey, wants a bride. He can afford the finest gifts to bestow upon her family, but he prefers not to part with any of his wealth. So he offers only one cowry shell. How can he find a worthy bride for such a pittance?I will find the king a wife for only one cowry, promises Yo, a smart young fellow. And, trade by trade, he does. But Yo isnt the only clever bargainer in the kingdom.Freely based on African folklore and vibrantly illustrated, this witty cumulative tale features an appealing pair of perfectly matched deal makers.