Head, Body, Legs (Paperback)

A Story from Liberia

By Won-Ldy Paye, Margaret H. Lippert, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)

Square Fish, 9780805078909, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (9/1/2005)
Hardcover (5/1/2002)

List Price: 9.99*
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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.

About the Author

Won-Ldy Paye was trained as a storyteller by his grandmother. He is from the Dan people of northeastern Liberia, and now lives in Seattle, Washington. With Margaret H. Lipper he is author of books including Head, Body, Legs and The Talking Vegetables.

Margaret H. Lippert has taught in the United States, as well as in Guatemala and Tanzania, where she learned many stories. She lives on Mercer Island, Washington.

JULIE PASCHKIS won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Yellow Elephant. She lives in Seattle.

Praise For Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia

"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