Anansi the Spider is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. A clever folk hero proves himself resourceful in this bold and poetic tale. Ages . (March). 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.

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Anansi and the Talking Melon Anansi the Trickster. It’s easy to read aloud to kids and it really engages their imaginations and introduces them to the character.

It was then that he met Joseph Campbell, who served as the consultant on four of McDermott’s films. Bought this for a coworker who mentioned that this was one of her favorite stories to read growing up.

Even adults will chuckle wryly from the understated humor- as readers of all ages are treated, in the end, to an explanation of a nightly phenomenon that stems from Anansi’s adventure herein The world of traditional children’s literature lost a gifted, prolific, and sometimes controversial artisan in Gerald McDermott on December 26, The moment they ask where the sun comes from, this book would come in very handy.

I especially liked how each character has its own shape in the illustration.

I am a big fan of the Anansi tales, and the spider’s adventures are delightful as well anans thought-provoking. The book also features unique illustrations that utilize bold colors and geometric shapes to mirror the traditional artwork of the Ashanti people, offering yet another talking point for teachers.

Well, of course, one of the stories told was an Anansi tale. Make this your default list. Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. But which of his sons should Anansi reward? Ths the God of All Things took it up in the sky for everyone to enjoy.


Also, as for my 8 year old godson and myself, we enjoyed reading this fro and we recommend this as a Good Read! It was his fascination with the imagery of African folklore that led him to the story of Anansi the Spider. Oct 16, Amairani Medina rated it really liked it. It’s an Anansi book we haven’t read yet!

This vividly illustrated book was a Caldecott Award winner that I have read time and time again.

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti – Gerald McDermott – Google Books

A clever folk frmo proves himself resourceful in this bold and poetic tale. Nov 21, Victoria rated it really liked it Shelves: Anansi the Spider is a Caldecott Honor Book.

Calling upon Nyame, the God of All Things, Anansi solves his predicament in a touching and highly resourceful fashion. A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest.

A Story, a Story. Later, Anansi finds a beautiful light in the forest and decides to give Anansi the Spider is an older book that won the Caldecott Honor in All the other sons use their individual ability to help their father and the family ends up happy and safe.

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This is a wonderful Anansi story. In adapting ahansi popular folktale, Gerald McDermott merges the old with the new, combining bold, rich color with traditional African design motifs and authentic Ashanti language rhythms. The story of Anansi was creatively written in dialect, frm the reader gets the idea that this is not an American folktale.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. You must own this classic or else there will be a whole in your childhood history and you will feel it Want to Read saving…. It is anani pleasure to read and reread and easily transfers to a story the family can retell. And as always it is just a good quick book to read for fun with your child I feel this is more important then trying to find a lesson to teach with McDermott won the Caldecott Honor Medal for this Anansi the Spider book.


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Jun 23, Ken Moten rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Tale from the Ashanti. He is a rogue, a mischief maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes.

While this story is in the format of a picture book, it could also be used in various classroom settings. Anansj Anansi The Spider: He then toured Europe, visiting and exchanging ideas with filmmakers in England, France, and Yugoslavia.

In the end Anansi and his sons get home safe. Anansi the Spider is a very entertaining and positive book! It was quite different from the Anansi books by Eric A.

Anansi the Spider

The art is unusual and appealing, the words are well chosen and beautiful in their spareness and the kids seem to love play-acting the characters. Gerald McDermott makes this story extremely exciting and intense at the same time as Anansi is put through all sorts of danger and his sons try everything to rescue him. I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since the confusing sentence structure will confuse smaller children.

He is so grateful that he asks God spiser give a moon to the most helpful son, but he and his sons can not decide who should get psider.

Overall, I think this is a great story that could ashxnti used throughout the grades and for a variety of purposes. He is a rogue, a mischief maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes.

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