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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No trivia or quizzes yet. This particular tale tells the story of how the moon came to be. In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. 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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Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti, 1973 Caldecott Honor Book

The bright, bold background colors make the simple black sketches of the spiders pop off the page. Each son helps their father in a difficult situation Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Once again, it was very good, but our favorite Anansi voice is Jerry Terheyden.


But which of his sons should Anansi reward? His sons use their unique abilities in different ways to help rescue Anansi.

He is highly regarded for his culturally diverse works inspired by traditional African and Japanese folktales, hero tales of the Pueblos, and the archetypal mythology of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. I am a big fan of the Anansi tales, and ananssi spider’s adventures are delightful as well as thought-provoking.

Additionally, teachers can encourage students to think about the names and descriptions given to various characters and what they might tell the reader about that character. It’s an Anansi book we haven’t read yet! 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.

We read it as a side story when reading about African History.

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti

Despite their alleged simplicity upon first glance, the illustrations play an equal part with the text at bringing this story to life. I have also found something I rarely find nowadays: Perhaps the best thing about this book is the extraordinary collection of illustrations found within–with sharp edges and heavily-contrasted colors, each conjures playfulness and awe.

Write a customer review. In adapting this popular folktale, Gerald McDermott merges the old with the new, combining bold, rich color with traditional African design motifs and authentic Ashanti language rhythms.


A Trickster Tale from West Africa. The lesson that McDermott teaches is very significant.

He was awarded the Caldecott Medal in for his art work in ‘Arrow to the Sun’. Definitely a fun read f This delightful version of Anansi the spider comes from the Ashanti, a tribe of Ghana, and explains why the moon is in the sky.

Anansi the spider : a tale from the Ashanti

Fun porquoi tale of the Ashanti people frm how the moon came to be in the sky. At the end of the book, it is explained that you can still see this white light in the sky at night.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I love this story and have given it as gift several times. Luckily, his six sons come to his rescue and Anansi returns home safely. The following items were successfully added. Apr 22, Dolly rated it liked it Recommends it for: Gerald McDermott is responsible for most of your childhood memories — that is, if you grew up in the 70s.

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The Prologue, which describes the importance of folklore, mythology, and legends. I really, really liked the bright, bold geometric illustrations in this book.