Tanili is a magical story based on an Afrocuban folktale. It was told to the author by her grandmother when she was a child in Cuba. The tale tells of how Domitila and her grandson, Tanili, use the enchanting song of a lizard to summon the neighbors to assist in the harvest of their cotton. Even the rich but reluctant Antonio cannot resist the charming influence of the lizard’s song. The story is beautifully illustrated in full color by Mary Ann Hanson.
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