The Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales

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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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: 347,268
  • Age range: 8 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children's book illustrators of all time. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal for The Lion and the Mouse, and has since created two companion picture books: The Tortoise & the Hare and The Grasshopper & the Ants. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The artist invites you to visit his website at jerrypinkneystudio.com.

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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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