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Anansi Goes Fishing by Eric A Kimmel

Anansi Goes Fishing (edition 1993)

by Eric A Kimmel

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Title:Anansi Goes Fishing
Authors:Eric A Kimmel
Info:Holiday House (1993), Paperback
Collections:Your library
Tags:trickster tale, all ages, African

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Anansi Goes Fishing by Eric A. Kimmel



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I don't really like these books but teach good lessons. Plus, there is a historical background tied to Anansi as well, many of these Anansi tales started as orally told. ( )
  hannahmariebell | Apr 11, 2017 |
As it turns out Anansi the Spider isn't the only one who is good at playing tricks, Turtle has his own brand of trickery hidden in his shell. Anansi is the victim in this classic retelling that, along with all the other Anansi stories, makes a wonderful read aloud for many ages. ( )
  cabaty | Oct 13, 2015 |
In my opinion, this is a great book. The illustrations are bright, and detailed, and enhance the story. For example, the author does not go into detail about the turtle's behavior in the text. The illustrations, however, show turtle relaxing in a beach chair with an umbrella, cooler, and radio. While including these details in the text would take away from the authenticity of the legend, including them in the illustrations make the story more humorous and relatable. Also, the characters are believable. Although the author uses animal characters, they possess very real and believable human characteristics. For example, Anansi is lazy and tries to trick his friends into doing work for him. This is a real human characteristic that I have observed many times. Therefore, the characters are believable. The main idea of the story is that people will not be rewarded for laziness. ( )
  katiebrennan | Nov 18, 2013 |
This is a very cute book. I feel that it teaches children that hard work has rewards, and that it's not kind to take advantage of others.
  audreydodge | Oct 11, 2012 |
Good read aloud if a bit long, turtle tricks spider into doing all the work and then eats all the fish. ( )
  dangerlibearian | Dec 28, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Kimmel, Eric A.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kimmel, Eric A.Narratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevens, JanetIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0823410226, Paperback)

Anansi the spider plans to trick Turtle into catching a fish for his dinner, but Turtle proves to be smarter and ends up with a free meal. Explains the origin of spider webs.

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Anansi the spider plans to trick Turtle into catching a fish for his dinner, but Turtle proves to be smarter and gets a free meal. Explains the origin of spider webs.

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