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The Leopards Drum by Jessica Souhami
Published by Frances Lincoln, 1995

Osebo the leopard has a fine, a huge, a magnificent drum, but he won’t let anyone else have it – not even Nyame the Sky-God. So Nyame offers a big reward to the animal who will bring him the drum….
How a very small tortoise outwits the boastful leopard is retold by Jessica Souhami in this traditional tale from West Africa.

 
The Leopards Drum by Jessica Souhami

“The illustrations are outstanding. Adapted from characters created for Jessica’s own travelling puppet shows, they startle and enchant like shadow puppets in a live performance.” The Independent

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