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Contributor(s): McDermott, Gerald (Author), McDermott, Gerald (Illustrator)


In this traditional tale from West Africa, Anansi, the Spider, sets out on a long journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons. But which of his six sons should he reward? The color, splendid design montage, and the authentic African language rhythms forge a new direction in picture books for children. Caldecott Honor Book. Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.


Target Age Group: 04 to 07

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti