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Anansi The Spider: A Tale From The Ashanti

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 378 Ratings and 66 Reviews

Book Description
Anansi the Spider is a wise, funny, mischievous, and loveable folk hero who pops up in traditional Ashanti tales from Ghana, in West Africa. This story, retold and illustrated by Gerald McDermott, relates the tale of father Anansi and his six spider sons. When Anansi sets out on a dangerous journey and gets into all sorts of trouble, each son does one thing to help, and all their efforts together ... More
Book Information
PublisherTurtleback Books
BindingSchool & Library Binding (18 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of PagesN/A
ISBN-100833513605
ISBN-13978-0833513601
Publication Date03/01/1987
The Creators
About Gerald McDermott (Author, Illustrator) : Gerald McDermott is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Gerald McDermott include UNTITLED MCDERMOTT MYTHWORKS #3, Anansi the Spider (Unabridged)... more
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7/9/2009 Debbie - onyx95 said:
I am not familiar with African folklore and mythology, this one is new and very interesting to me. While it was written in a different cadence than most kids stories, the kids followed easily and understood the story. It even left it open for more conversation, by not saying everything out right and... more

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