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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting retelling of an African tale that children will enjoy
One of Aaron Shepard's many skills is his ability to retell foreign tales in an interesting fashion. This kindle book is virtually free and will be enjoyed by children. It tells the story of the superhero Murindo who was born with the ability to think, walk, and talk. His father wanted only girl children and ordered all sons born to him to be killed. The story tells how...
Published 8 months ago by Israel Drazin

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3.0 out of 5 stars repetitive
interesting, certainly, but by the middle i felt as though i needed patience to get to the end. im happy it was a short story only. i wouldn't recommend this for anyone who does not like violence and repetition all throughout.
Published 9 months ago by cakemissy


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting retelling of an African tale that children will enjoy, October 15, 2013
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This review is from: The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa: A Superhero Tale of Africa, Retold from the Mwindo Epic (Ancient Fantasy Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
One of Aaron Shepard's many skills is his ability to retell foreign tales in an interesting fashion. This kindle book is virtually free and will be enjoyed by children. It tells the story of the superhero Murindo who was born with the ability to think, walk, and talk. His father wanted only girl children and ordered all sons born to him to be killed. The story tells how he was able to escape many attempts to kill him. It has an interesting ending. Shepard adds an explanation after the story in which he tells its origin and the meaning of some African terms.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, December 11, 2013
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This review is from: The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa: A Superhero Tale of Africa, Retold from the Mwindo Epic (Ancient Fantasy Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
My grandsons, ages 10 and 7, were enthralled with this story. Each of us read pages and they were captivated throughout. The story was neither too short or too long, and the author took great pains to provide pronunciation, definitions, and cultural history. A great read.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, June 2, 2008
I really enjoyed this book. I really, really liked this book. It is always interesting to read stories that kids from another part of the world grew up hearing about. Every culture has their own brand of folklore that has been passed down through the generations.

This one is so different from any I have ever read. It is about "A Superhero Tale of Africa". The main character is Mwindo. As he lays in his mothers stomach waiting to be born; he decides he does not want to come out as other babies do. So he climbs out of his mothers navel. He jumped down ran around the room. In his hand was a conga flyswatter, with a handle of wood and a swatter of buffalo tail.

He Sings:
I am Mwindo,
the one born walking,
the one born talking.

My father She-Mwindo does not want me.
My father the chief wants to kill me.
But what can he do against me?

There is so much I would like to say about this book. But I do not want to spoil it for anyone. I can say in the end you will find something that all children around the world want and need. This book will not disappoint you. It is a must read.

Thanks again Mr. Shepard for giving us another great book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars repetitive, October 13, 2013
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interesting, certainly, but by the middle i felt as though i needed patience to get to the end. im happy it was a short story only. i wouldn't recommend this for anyone who does not like violence and repetition all throughout.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am Mwindo!, January 5, 2010
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The kids can't stop chanting "I am Mwindo, the one born walking, the one born talking!" Good book for kids!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Raving about The Magic Flyswatter, June 16, 2014
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Wow! This is a great folk tale for teaching about African culture as well as family values and worth of others! I really appreciate Aaron's research, attention to authenticity, and notes. I'm looking forward to using this in my classroom next fall!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Magic Flyswatter, April 3, 2014
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This review is from: The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa: A Superhero Tale of Africa, Retold from the Mwindo Epic (Ancient Fantasy Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
It is a short and interesting book.I think it should have more descriptive words and explain what the things in the book are.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice retelling of a traditional tale, March 2, 2014
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This review is from: The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa: A Superhero Tale of Africa, Retold from the Mwindo Epic (Ancient Fantasy Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
The author does a capable job of retelling this tale. Due to the simple nature of the retelling and the repetition, it's probably more suitable for children that for adults. The author does a good job of providing context for the story.
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3.0 out of 5 stars very short story, November 10, 2013
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This review is from: The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa: A Superhero Tale of Africa, Retold from the Mwindo Epic (Ancient Fantasy Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
the magic was magical but his parents denied him so it was sad. he fought his father- that was hard, but I will not tell you the end- you should read it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Magic Flyswatter, August 14, 2013
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This review is from: The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa: A Superhero Tale of Africa, Retold from the Mwindo Epic (Ancient Fantasy Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
This was a pretty good read for my 7 year old son.
He was challenged with some of the vocabulary.
The story was exciting enough to metro him interested throughout.
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