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Akua, the ebony doll

Gray, Patricia.

Akua, the ebony doll

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Published by Dent in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Children"s stories.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Patricia Gray ; illustrated by Audrey Fawley.
    ContributionsFawley, Audrey.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(32)p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21454009M
    ISBN 100460058851
    OCLC/WorldCa763046


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