Book: The Fortune-Tellers

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The Fortune-Tellers

Author: Lloyd Alexander, Trina Schart Hyman
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Publisher: Puffin Books

A carpenter in the West African country of Cameroon goes to a fortune teller and finds the predictions about his future coming true in an unusual way.

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Tired of working with wood, a carpenter asks a fortune-teller to read his future. Much to the carpenter’s delight, the fortune-teller predicts a sunny life ahead, When the carpenter returns to ask for details, the fortune-teller has disappeared—and the carpenter discovers he has a talent for an exotic new occupation. Vibrant illustrations evoke the magic of Africa in this clever folktale.

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