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Head, Body, Legs

Head, Body, Legs

A Story from Liberia

Retold by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert; Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

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A magical retelling of a Liberian creation story

Head is all alone. Body bounces along. Arms swing about. Legs stand around. They can't do much by themselves, so they try to work together. But how?

This vibrant, joyous retelling of a traditional Liberian creation story shows how much can be accomplished with a little cooperation.

ALA Notable Children's Books, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, BCCB Blue Ribbon Award

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Praise for Head, Body, Legs

"Colors and patterns were inspired by flags from the Fante people of coastal Ghana. Perfect for flannelboard and silly enough to enchant young listeners, this is a good tale to add to the storytelling repertoire." - School Library Journal

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About the author

Retold by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert; Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Won-Ldy Paye is a storyteller from the Dan people of northeastern Liberia. He now lives in Hartford, Connecticut.

Margaret H. Lippert is a teacher and storyteller who lives on Mercer Island, Washington.

Julie Paschkis has illustrated many books for young readers. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Won-Ldy Paye

Margaret H. Lippert

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