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Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti (1972)

by Gerald McDermott

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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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Includes a map showing the origin of the tale.
  VillageProject | Mar 28, 2022 |
Anansi gets lost and his sons come to his rescue. Each son uses his special gifts to find and deliver the father from the trouble he has gotten himself into. The author uses bold colors and strong lines to illustrate this origin story for a natural phenomenon--the moon. ( )
  laverneshawbailey | Jan 30, 2022 |
Independent Reading Level:1st/2nd
Awards/Honors: Caldecott Honor Book (1973)
  bjradcliffe | Oct 5, 2021 |
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. ( )
  wichitafriendsschool | Apr 18, 2020 |
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  OakGrove-KFA | Mar 28, 2020 |
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for my Mother and Father
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(from the prologue) Anansi is a folk hero to the Ashanti. This funny fellow is a rogue, a wise and loveable trickster. He is a shrewd and cunning figure who triumphs over larger foes.
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Anansi asked this of Nyame- "Please hold the beautiful globe of light until I know which son should have it for his own."
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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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