Anansi the spider: a tale from the Ashanti

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Publisher:
Henry Holt and Company,
Pub. Date:
[1986] c1972.
Language:
English
Description

Anansi the Spider is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief-maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes.

In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons. But which of his sons should Anansi reward? Calling upon Nyame, the God of All Things, Anansi solves his predicament in a touching and highly resourceful fashion.

In adapting this popular folktale, Gerald McDermott merges the old with the new, combining bold, rich color with traditional African design motifs and authentic Ashanti language rhythms.

Anansi the Spider is a 1973 Caldecott Honor Book.

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ISBN:
9780805003116
9781509410965
080500310
9780606003667
9780805003109
Reading Level:
LG
Level 2.8, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 430L
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Grouping Title anansi the spider a tale from the ashanti
Grouping Author mcdermott gerald
Grouping Category book
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display_description In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky.
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series Owlet Book An
subject_facet Africa -- Folktales, Anansi (Legendary character), Anansi (Legendary character) -- Legends, Animals -- Folklore, Ashanti (African people) -- Folklore, Audiobooks, Children's audiobooks, Folklore -- Africa, Tales -- Africa
title_display Anansi the spider : a tale from the Ashanti
title_full Anansi the spider : a tale from the Ashanti / adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott
title_short Anansi the spider :
title_sub a tale from the Ashanti
topic_facet Anansi (Legendary character), Animals, Ashanti (African people), Folklore, Legends, Tales