The Tortoise and the Birds

by Ejine Okoroafor & Illustrated by Ikechukwu Okoronkwo



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/14/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781490729350

About the Book

The Tortoise and the Birds is based on the ancient folklore of Igboland. It follows the exploits of the cunning and greedy tortoise named Mbe. Mbe was taken in by the birds but, instead of showing his gratitude for their help, had tried to outwit them instead. Mbe had literarily tried to bite the finger that fed him!

About the Author

Ejine Okoroafor is the acclaimed author of Adult literature genre including “A Rose in Bloom”, “Pathos of a wilting Rose”, as well as a collection of poems, Whimsical Rhapsody. She shows her versatility in incorporating Children’s Books. According to the author and practicing medical doctor residing in the USA, her dream was always to bring to life the magical folklores of her childhood. She wishes kids to relive some of the magical moments that she spent visiting with her grandma and listening to similar enthralling folklores of her ancestry. She is collaborating with her talented cousin and artist, the famed Ikechukwu Okoronkwo, aka Ike Francis as her illustrator in bringing these folklores to life. The tortoise and the birds is the first book of their planned Inem’s Folklore Series.