The Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales

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Presents six tales about Spider, including those which explain how he got a thin waist and a bald head and why he lives in ceilings and dark corners.

Presents six tales about Spider, including those which explain how he got a thin waist and a bald head and why he lives in ceilings and dark corners.

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Overview

Presents six tales about Spider, including those which explain how he got a thin waist and a bald head and why he lives in ceilings and dark corners.

Presents six tales about Spider, including those which explain how he got a thin waist and a bald head and why he lives in ceilings and dark corners.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
These six simple, witty tales reso-nate with the flavor of a far-off land;Pinkney--in one of his earliest illustrative efforts--contributes droll, highly stylized illustrations. Ages 4-10. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316051071
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 11/2/1992
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 58
  • Sales rank: 451,477
  • Age range: 8 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

JOYCE COOPER ARKHURST is the author of The Adventures of Spider and More Adventures of Spider. She lives in New York City.

JERRY PINKNEY is one of children's literature's most time-honored artists. He has been illustrating children's books for over 40 years and has more than 75 books to his credit, his latest being a masterful rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the Caldecott medal for The Lion & the Mouse. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and was nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson Award. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Captivating Stories

    This book contains stories written from about a Spider in Africa. The stories are folktales. My 8 year old son absolutely loves to read these stories. Each story has a great moral theme. I would recommend this book.

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