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Clever Squirrel – and the Wedding Contest

Clever SquiirelWritten by Yusuf M Adamu

Yusuf published widely on the internet and run a number of blogs. Squirrel and Beautiful Gazelle are in love with each other and determined to get married. But Gazelle’s father wants a better husband for his daughter than the poor, never-do-well trickster. So he has decided to hold a contest and whoever can answer his riddle will have his daughter’s hand in marriage. Now Squirrel has to face down challenges from rich Tortoise, vain Snake, handsome Zebra, talkative Parrot and the strong and mighty Rhinoceros. Will Squirrel manage to outsmart the competition? A funny, engaging retelling of a beloved Hausa folktale from the author of Butterfly and Other Poems, My First Book of Rhymes & Animals in the Neighbourhood.


Paperback • 190 x 230mm • 32pp * End 2016
Rights: World Rights
Publisher: CASSAVA REPUBLIC, Nigeria
Agent: Bieke van Aggelen