WorldCat Identities

Mollel, Tololwa M. (Tololwa Marti)

Overview
Works: 51 works in 156 publications in 5 languages and 12,227 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Picture books  Legends  Short stories  Fairy tales 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ8.1.M73, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tololwa M Mollel
My rows and piles of coins by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Tanzanian boy saves his coins to buy a bicycle so that he can help his parents carry goods to market, but then he discovers that in spite of all he has saved, he still does not have enough money
The orphan boy : a Maasai story by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though delighted that an orphan boy has come into his life, an old man becomes insatiably curious about the boy's mysterious powers
Subira subira by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in contemporary Tanzania, this variation on a traditional tale describes how a young girl learns a lesson in patience when a spirit woman sends her to get three whiskers from a lion
Rhinos for lunch and elephants for supper! : a Maasai tale by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Zulu and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A variety of animals try to help a hare get rid of the mysterious intruder who has taken over her house
Ananse's feast : an Ashanti tale by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unwilling to share his feast, Ananse the spider tricks Akye the turtle so that he can eat all the food himself, but Akye finds a way to get even
Big boy by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Oli wants to be big enough to go bird hunting with his brother Mbachu but has to take a nap instead
The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 20 stories written between 1980-1991 which deal with themes relevant to various regions of Africa
African rhapsody : short stories of the contemporary African experience( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories by African writers on the theme of life's injustices. In one, a gardener is caught between revolutionaries and colonialists, in another a woman has to abandon her dying son to go to work as a domestic for whites. An unhappy recital from an unhappy continent
The flying tortoise : an Igbo tale by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mbeku, the greedy tortoise, gets himself invited to the banquet in Skyland, but is trapped with no way to get back to Earth in this Igbo tale of why the tortoise has a checkered shell
A promise to the sun : an African story by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains why bats only come out of their caves at night
The princess who lost her hair : an Akamba legend by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1995 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The efforts of a kind-hearted beggar boy bring an end to the drought that has plagued the kingdom of a haughty princess
The king and the tortoise by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king challenges the animals in his kingdom to prove their wisdom by making him a robe of smoke, but only the tortoise is able to satisfy him
To dinner, for dinner by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juhudi the rabbit is able to outsmart a vain and hungry leopard with the help of her friends, Fuko the mole and a lake full of dancing hippos
Kele's secret by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young African boy who lives with his grandparents on their coffee farm follows their hen in order to find out where she is hiding her eggs
Song bird by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of a folktale from southern Africa, in which a magical bird helps a kind young girl get back her people's stolen cattle from Makucha the monster
Shadow dance by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the crocodile she has rescued tricks her, little Salome must use some cunning of her own to escape becoming his next meal
Kitoto the mighty by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African folktale about Kitoto, a mouse goes in search of the mightiest being on all of Earth, a force strong enough to protect him from a hawk, and after going to the river, the sun, the wind, and the mountain, he is surprised to find out who the mightiest being really is. Tolowa M. Mollel has fashioned an original telling of the traditional tale of Little Kioto who looks for friendship to help protect himself from the hawk and finds it in a surprising place
Dume's roar by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dume the lion, proud and vain, claims he is best suited to be King of the Forest. Though all the other animals live to regret proclaiming him their leader they are afraid to object when he abuses his power. Only Kobe, the tortoise, is clever enough to admit Dume is the king they need, and to find a way to make him as wise and good as he is fearsome and strong
From lands of the night by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl watches as her family agonizes over the illness of her baby brother. They approach a healer, and what follows is a true testament to the power of ceremony and music and the honoring of ancestors
Ananse's feast by Tololwa M Mollel( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unwilling to share his feast, Ananse the spider tricks Akye the turtle so that he can eat all the food himself, but Akye finds a way to get even
 
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My rows and piles of coins
Alternative Names
Mollel, Tololwa M.

Mollel, Tololwa Marti

몰렐, 톨롤와 M

몰렐, 톨롤와 마르티

Languages
English (114)

Tswana (1)

Zulu (1)

Sotho (1)

Afrikaans (1)

Covers
The orphan boy : a Maasai storySubira subiraRhinos for lunch and elephants for supper! : a Maasai taleAnanse's feast : an Ashanti taleBig boyThe Heinemann book of contemporary African short storiesAfrican rhapsody : short stories of the contemporary African experienceThe flying tortoise : an Igbo tale