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Give Up, Gecko!

A Folktale From Uganda
MacDonald, Margaret Read (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Give Up, Gecko!
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Elephant was shouting and stomping. But could he stomp a hole deep enough to reach water for the thirsty animals? Maybe...maybe not. All the animals tried until tiny Gecko took a turn. He was small...but he was determined. And he was not going to give up!.
Authors: MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-
Title: Give up, Gecko!
a folktale from Uganda
Publisher: Las Vegas, NV :, Amazon Children's Publishing,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages :,color illustrations ;,26 cm
Content Type: still image
text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "This tale was inspired by 'Chameleon and Elephant' in Okot p'Bitek's Hare and Hornbill (London : Heinemann, 1978). The tales of p'Bitek were drawn from Ugandan Lango and Acoli sources"--Colophon.
Summary: Elephant was shouting and stomping. But could he stomp a hole deep enough to reach water for the thirsty animals? Maybe...maybe not. All the animals tried until tiny Gecko took a turn. He was small...but he was determined. And he was not going to give up!.
Additional Contributors: p'Bitek, Okot - 1931-1982.
Melmon, Deborah
ISBN: 1477816356
9781477816356
Statement of Responsibility: retold by Margaret Read MacDonald ; illustrated by Deborah Melmon
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (page 33).
Subject Headings: Tales Uganda. Water Juvenile fiction. Geckos Juvenile fiction. Desert animals Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Folklore-Uganda.
Topical Term: Tales
Water
Geckos
Desert animals
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Jul 30, 2013
  • snicholson76 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The animals all want water, but after trying to dig to get it, they all give up - except for Gecko. This folktale is simple enough to share with toddlers and preschoolers.

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