Chike Rescues the Magical Ogene978-1-64316-608-7
Chike Rescues the Magical Ogene, an enchanting picture storybook in the folktale genre is captivating and rich in folkloric universal values of steadfastness, honor, heroism, humility, love of one's homeland, altruism, and authenticity. Once upon a time in the mighty village of Awor reigned a young 20-year-old chief named Chike and his wife Nonso. Chike was very much loved and respected by his villagers because he rescued his village from the tyranny of the chief of Abah when he was only 18 years old. He was also feared and respected as a man of valor by other chiefs because of his prowess in archery and farming. When Awor’s magical Ogene was stolen, Chike and his warriors embarked on a very dangerous and obstacle-filled journey to rescue the Ogene. They fought monsters, dragons, human-swallowing pythons, and flesh-eating bats along the way through the dreadful and impervious forest to reach the home of the famous wizard of Opih who stole the Ogene. At Opih, Chike faced the last and most deadly obstacle of all in the form of a riddle given by Okpi, the rare and most powerful masquerade of the Opih village, which guarded the magical Ogene. Chike escaped death when he solved the riddle and retrieved the magical Ogene from Okpi. His villagers were overjoyed and celebrated Chike’s triumphant return of the magical Ogene in a spectacular jamboree with dances, masquerades, games and storytelling. Chike Rescues the Magical Ogene thrusts you into an exhilarating quest of absolute fulfillment!