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Anansi The Spider : A Tale From The Ashanti

by Gerald McDermott


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.

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Book Information

Copyright year 1986
ISBN-13 9780805003116
ISBN-10 0805003118
Class Copyright
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
Subject Fiction;Juvenile Fiction
File Size 12 MB
Number of Pages 37
Shelf No. GB866
Grade Range 0 - 3
Ages 4 - 7
Lexile AD290L
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