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dhegdheer Title:DHEGDHEER (A Somali Bilingual book)
Written by:Marian Hassan / Illustrated by Betsy Bowen

A Scary Somali Folktale In this hair-raising cautionary tale from Somalia, the Hargega Valley is plagued by the monstrous DHEGDHEER, who gobbles up anyone unlucky enough to cross her path. A widow and her young son try to escape her. Will they be DHEGDHEER'S next meal or will their virtue save them and help bring an end to DHEGDHEER'S reign of terror? )

Amount: $15.95 (paperback)
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  Lion's Share Title: LION'S SHARE
Retold by: Said Salah Ahmed / Illustrated by Kelly Dupre

Lion's Share/Qayb Libaax (A Somali Bilingual book) The hungry animals of the Somali forest have worked together to kill a big fat camel. Now they must decide how to divide it. Will the portions be equal? Not with the lion in charge! Read this popular Somali fable and see why, as the other animals come to understand, "the lion's share is not fair!"

Amount: $15.95 (paperback)
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Wiil Waal Title:WIIL WAAL (A Somali Folktale)
Written by:Kathleen Mariarty/ Illustrated by Amin Amir

Author's note:
Long ago in East Africa, Sultans ruled the land. In Somalia there are many stories told about a real sultan namked Garad Farah Garad Hirsi. For a time in the mid-19th century he ruled a region of Somalia. It is common for Somalis to have a nickname or naanays in addition to a birth name. The sultan's nickname, Wiil Waal was a great leader, with the ability to unite people through the use of riddles, like the one shared in this story. He was a real man, but the stories told about him may or may not be real...

Amount: $15.95 (paperback)
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  The Travels of IGAL SHIDAD (A Somali Folktale) Title:The Travels of IGAL SHIDAD (A Somali Folktale)
Retold By: Kelly Dupre / Illustrated by Amin Amir
/Somali Translation by Said Salah Ahmed

The Travels of IGAL SHIDAD Long ago, Igal Shidad lived in Somalia. Like many Somali People, he and his family were nomadic herders of camel and sheep. They traveled the land in search of water and grass for their animals. Thousands of funny stories were told of Igal because even though he was a wise man, he was also known as a coward. Igal’s unreasonable fears caused him much trouble, but with cleverness and faith, he always managed find solutions to his problems. This tale of Igal is still told to every Somali Child.

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Calafla' Title:CALAFLA' (Paperback)
Written by:Saleban M. Said (Doodi)

Calafla' is a love tale about strife and struggle and perservering through innumerable odds. This story is set in Somalia at the time of the Civil War, and how a young couble have thus then fought a war of their own to reclaim their true love. It is an isnspiring story of humanity in its essence.

Amount: $15.95 (Paperback)
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  The Golden Cat Title:The Golden Cat (A Somali Bilingual English-Somali edition)(hardcover)
Written by:Awil Hashi and Abdulahi Hussien / Illustrated by V. Jagankumar

BilingualEnglish-Somali Edition The Golden Cat is a story that addresses life values such as patience, compassion and hope, ages 8-14. Presented as a fairy tale, this book addresses the idea that "if only you have the patience to lliik, the compassion to care, and the hope that yur help makes the world a better place for all living beigs, no matter what your situation is, there are always members of the animal kingdom out there who are in desperate need to be librated feom poverty and/ or ignorance".

Amount: $22.98 (Paperback)
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 Horn of Africa Title:STORIES FROM THE HORN OF AFRICA (hardcover)
Written by:Awil A Hashi with Mona Hashi / / Illustrated by Mary MacVory

Bilingual English-Somali Edition

Stories from the Horn of Africa has five entertaining illustrated stories from the Horn of Africa of younf children, ages 5-12. This bilingual English-Somali edition provides an opportunity for English-speaking children and others to learn about this important region of the world withn a culturally based context, and to even try learning Somali. For Somali families, the book provides a reading environment that will help both parents and children to learn language skills and culture, and to build bonds through sharing of these classic stories.

Amount: $22.98 (hardcover)
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  dhegdheer Title:DHEGDHEER (A Somali Bilingual book)
Written by:Marian Hassan / Illustrated by Betsy Bowen

A Scary Somali Folktale In this hair-raising cautionary tale from Somalia, the Hargega Valley is plagued by the monstrous DHEGDHEER, who gobbles up anyone unlucky enough to cross her path. A widow and her young son try to escape her. Will they be DHEGDHEER'S next meal or will their virtue save them and help bring an end to DHEGDHEER'S reign of terror? )

Amount: $15.98 (paperback)
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