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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    A Story A Story

    A Story A Story an African tale by Gail E. Haley. Haley was inspired to write this book about Ananse from the time she lived in the Caribbean. Ananse is a spider man that lived long ago when there were no children stories to be told. Ananse had requested to purchase a story from the Sky God, whom was the only one hold the knowledge of children stories. Sky God, wanted to know how Ananse would be pay the exchange. Ananse work to gather three things Mmboro the hornet who stings like fire, the leopard of the terrible teeth, and Mmoatia the fairy who men never see that the sky god asked for in exchanged. A folk tale written to establish how ¿spider stories¿ originated. I was not impressed with this story I felt no connection with this book. I am not sure that children would actually keep interest in reading this book. Haley E. Gail. A STORY A STORY. New York: Simons & Schuster Children¿s Publishing, 1970

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