#FridayReads: Animal Tales

We’re rolling into the weekend with the delightful Animal Tales series from Protea Boekhuis. Tales of Jackal and Wolf are integral to Khoi-Khoi and South African culture – no one should grow up without these stories! In these beautifully-illustrated books, you’ll meet the sly Jackal and whimsical Wolf, and a whole cast of animal characters. 


Animal Tales. Volume 1

9781869194338The tales of Jackal and Wolf are to South Africans what apple pie is to Americans. No one should grow up without them. Yet the sly Jackal and the whimsical Wolf is older than apple pie. These stories come from the Khoi-Khoi, a group of Bushmen who narrated them into existence shortly after the Stone Age. Animal Tales Volume 1 is the first book in a series of animal stories compiled by G. R. von Wielligh, who heard them as a child and who spent his adult life documenting them for future generations. In this edition, freshly translated into modern English, the stories get a new look thanks to the beautiful, full-color illustrations of Dale Blankenaar. Animal Tales Volume 1 is a compilation of 15 stories. We read about the big war between the walking and the flying animals; we are told who gets crowned as the king of the animals and we meet sly Jackal and poor, gullible Wolf. In Animal Tales Volume 2 among the 15 additional stories, we meet Tiger, Crocodile and Rabbit, while poor Wolf still suffers under the hand of Jackal and is often outwitted by Jackal. We also discover why Tortoise is such a gloomy fellow and how he came to learn that honesty is better than lying. We also read that even a clever animal like Baboon can be fooled.

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Animal Tales. Volume 2

9781869195045The tales of Jackal and Wolf are to South Africans what apple pie is to Americans. No one should grow up without them. Yet the sly Jackal and the whimsical Wolf is older than apple pie. These stories come from the Khoi-Khoi, a group of Bushmen who narrated them into existence shortly after the Stone Age. In Animal Tales Volume 2 among the 15 additional stories, we meet Tiger, Crocodile and Rabbit, while poor Wolf still suffers under the hand of Jackal and is often outwitted by Jackal. We also discover why Tortoise is such a gloomy fellow and how he came to learn that honesty is better than lying. We also read that even a clever animal like Baboon can be fooled.

Purchase your copy here>>>

Animal Tales. Volume 3

9781869196943In Animal Tales 3 we meet new animal characters such as Tiger, Crocodile and Rabbit. Poor Wolf still suffers under the hand and tricks of Jackal and is often outwitted by Jackal. The illustrations of up-and-coming artist Dale Blankenaar give new life to the antics of these animals.

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Animal Tales. Volume 4

9781869199296In Animal Tales: Volume 4 poor Wolf continues his trials with Jackal. Again we see that poor Wolf is too dim-witted to realize that he is being tricked. He learns nothing from the mishaps that befall him; no, experience leaves Wolf none the wiser! The illustrations of up-and-coming artist Dale Blankenaar give new life to the antics of these animals.

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