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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2007

    A Story, A Story

    Haley began writing at a young age. She soon had 14 books to her credit. Among these was A Story A Story. She got the idea for this book while she was living in the Caribbean. She began to study African folklore and culture. She created all the illustration woodcuts and printed them all in her own print shop. The pictures are very vibrant, large and colorful. They are very effective in catching the eyes of children. In the story a man named Ananse, the spider man, spun a web up to the Sky God to buy all of his stories. The price was a leopard, a hornet, and a fairy. All were supposed to impossible for man to catch or even see. He tricked all three into captivity and took them to the Sky God. He purchased the stories that from then on were from then on called ¿The Spider Stories¿. Haley, Gail E. A Story A Story. New York: Antheneum 1970. Reading Level 4.2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2007

    Read this story.

    Gail Haley has written over thirty books. She is the only individual so far who has won both the Caldecott Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her primary role is storytelling. She is well known for her book A Story-A Story. A Story-A Story tells the story that Ananse, the Spider man, wanted to buy the Sky God¿s stories. The Sky God kept all of his stories in a golden box next to his royal stool. The Sky God tells him how he could buy them, and he questions Ananse because he looks like weak old man. However, Ananse is very determined. Does he get what he needs or does he have to give up? Read the book to find out if he receives the box of stories. The reading level of the book is third grade, seventh month. If people are determined, they will get what they want. This book is a very good example of that and I would recommend this book to anyone. The book is very descriptive with its wording. The book ends by saying ¿This is my story which I have related. If it be sweet, or if it be not sweet, take some elsewhere, and let some come back to me.¿ Haley, Gail E. A Story-A Story. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1970.

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