Anansi and the Magic Stickby Janet Stevens (Illustrator), Eric A. Kimmel (Retold by)
It's a fine bright day, and all the animals are working--all except Anansi, that is! He's sleeping, as usual. Warthog, Lion, and Zebra laugh so hard at his messy house that they wake him up. Anansi stomps off in a huff--right into an amazing secret! Hyena has a magic stick that follows his orders. If Anansi steals the stick, he'll never have to work again, and his home will be the neatest one in town. Is the magic stick his secret for success? Or the beginning of disasters he can't even imagine?
Meet the Author
JANET STEVENS is the author and illustrator of many popular and award-winning books for children, including the "Caldecott Honor Book Tops & Bottoms", the Texas Bluebonnet winner "Cook-a-Doodle-Doo!", and the Texas Bluebonnet nominee "And The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon". She also illustrated "To Market, To Market" by Anne Miranda, an ABBY Honor Book. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. SUSAN STEVENS CRUMMEL has collaborated with Janet Stevens, her sister, on several picture books, including the Texas Bluebonnet winner Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! and the Texas Bluebonnet nominee And The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon. A former high school teacher, she now spends her time writing and doing author visits at schools. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
Eric A. Kimmel has written, retold, and adapted a number of stories from around the world, including two other Anansi titles, "Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock" and "Anansi Goes Fishing". The Anansi Tales are originally from West Africa but are also familiar in Caribbean culture, where Anansi is a beloved folklore character. Professor of Education at Portland State University, Dr. Kimmel and his wife, Doris, live in Portland, Oregon. www.ericakimmel.com.
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