This is the second edition of the story for all ages, "Once Upon The Earth:An African Folktale". This short mythology of living and dying is now embellished with more pictures and drawings depicting Africa's progress in time and in space. It is a mythological attempt to explain the mysteries of our existence and of death,tuus confirming the inevitability of being born some day and of dying some day, some time.The fictitious events happened when the entire universe was devoid of any type of racism or discrimination. All beings lived in perfect harmony.The setting is decidedly theocentric and children are given the vital lessons of life and of the divie presence in our midst.The sory is didactic, entertaining and spells out vividly the enduring qualities of democracy, of truth and honesty and of respect for the law. Both adults and children learn from the storyline and from the characters of the story. It is once upon a time which has become once upon the earth.