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Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa

Written & illustrated by Niki Daly
Published by Clarion Books
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Apr 15, 2007
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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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4.25 / 7.0

This version turns the Western idea of Little Red Riding Hood on its head, with Mr. Dog dressing up as Red and visiting Grandma rather than the other way around. It’s interesting to read as a little insight into African culture but isn’t one I’d want to turn to again and again.

Book Lists That Include Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa

Book Topics › Little Red Riding Hood stories
Little Red Riding Hood Stories, Retellings and Fractured Fairy Tales
Book Topics › African Americans
Children's Books About African Americans
Book Topics › fiction
Children's Books About Fiction
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Who Wrote Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa

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Niki Daly

Niki Daly is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children. He lives in Kleinmond, a small seaside town in Western Cape, South Africa, and often finds inspiration for his stories in African peoples and cultures.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780618723454
Publication Date:
April 15, 2007
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0618723455

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