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Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
Contributor(s):McDermott, Gerald (Author) , McDermott (Author) , McDermott, Gerald (Illustrator) , McDermott (Illustrator)
 

ISBN: 080500310X   EAN: 9780805003109
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
US SRP: $ 18.99 US 
Binding: Hardcover
Language(s): English
Pub Date: 05/15/1972
Annotation: 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 ...

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Additional Information
OCLC Number: OCLC#15876679
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | General
LC Subjects:
-Anansi (Legendary character) -Ashanti (African people)
-Folklore -Africa
INGRAM Categories:
- Cultural Region | West Africa
Awards: Caldecott Medal | Honor Book | Picture Book | 1973 - 1973
Dewey: 398.20960454
LC Call Number: PZ8.1.M159
LCCN: 76150028
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product, Ikids, Dust Cover
Target Age Group: 05 to 08
Physical Info: 0.37" H x 7.82" L x 9.31" W (0.74 lbs) 48 pages
Carton Quantity: 40  

Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Review Quotes:
"The brief poetic text, complemented by geometric, African folk-style illustrations in pure, bold colors, provides a good introduction to this clever hero." --"School Library Journal", starred review


Biographical Note:
Caldecott Medalist Gerald McDermott's illustrated books and animated films have brought him international recognition. 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. It was his fascination with the imagery of African folklore that led him to the story of "Anansi the Spider." McDermott was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Cass Technical High School, where he was awarded a National Scholastic Scholarship to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Once in New York, he began to produce and direct a series of animated films on mythology in consultation with renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell. These films became the basis for McDermott's first picture books. Among his many honors and awards are the Caldecott Medal for "Arrow to the Sun," a Pueblo myth, and Caldecott honors for "Anansi the Spider: A Tale from Ashanti" and" Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest." In addition, McDermott is Primary Education Program Director for the Joseph Campbell Foundation.

Marc Notes:
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.

Publisher Marketing:
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.
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.


Review Citations:
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 01/01/1991 pg. 110 (EAN 9780805003109, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 01/01/1996 pg. 116 (EAN 9780805003109, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 01/01/2001 pg. 115 (EAN 9780805003109, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 01/01/2006 pg. 141 (EAN 9780805003109, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 01/01/2010 pg. 189 (EAN 9780805003109, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 01/01/1991 pg. 110 (EAN 9780805003116, Paperback)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 01/01/1996 pg. 116 (EAN 9780805003116, Paperback)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 01/01/2001 pg. 115 (EAN 9780805003116, Paperback)
  • Publishers Weekly 03/13/1987 (EAN 9780805003116, Paperback)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 01/01/2006 pg. 141 (EAN 9780805003116, Paperback)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 01/01/2010 pg. 189 (EAN 9780805003116, Paperback)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 01/01/1991 pg. 110 (EAN 9780606003667, Prebound-Sewn)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 01/01/1996 pg. 116 (EAN 9780606003667, Prebound-Sewn)

Contributor Bio: McDermott, Gerald
Gerald R. McDermott is Professor of Religion at Roanoke College.


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