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Anansi the Spider : A Tale from the Ashanti (Paperback) (Gerald McDermott)

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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.

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.
Number of Pages: 41
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / General, Animals / Insects + Spiders, Fairy Tales + Folklore / Country + Ethnic, Fairy Tales + Folklore / Adaptations
Series Title: An Owlet Book
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Gerald McDermott
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 1987
TCIN: 11959795
UPC: 9780805003116
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-3038
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