The Village of Round and Square Houses

by Ann Grifalconi

A young girl in a small village in Cameroon listens to Gran'ma Tika tell the... read more

A young girl in a small village in Cameroon listens to Gran'ma Tika tell the story of how the men came to live in square houses, while the women live in round houses. "Each one has a place to be apart, and a time to be together. . ." says Gran'ma. Respect for the wisdom and experience of elders figures prominently in a boldly illustrated story of change and continuity. (Ages 4-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986

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