Anansi the spider plans to trick Turtle into catching a fish for his dinner, but Turtle proves to be smarter and ends up with a free meal. Explains the origin of spider webs.
|Publisher:||Holiday House, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||9.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Lexile:||340L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Eric A. Kimmel has written, retold, or adapted a number of stories from around the world, including Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a Caldecott Honor Book. He also retold Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, which reviewers described as "a fine choice as a read-aloud" (booklist) and to be "welcomed by all trickster fans" (School Library Journal). When asked about the origins of Anansi Goes Fishing, Dr. Kimmel replied, "It's a variation of a tale found in Joyce Cooper Arkhurst's The Advestures of Spider. The Anansi tales are originally from West Africa but are also familiar in Caribbean culture. Sometimes, Anansi assumes the form of a man; other times, he is depicted as a spider."
Professor of Education at Portland State University, Dr. Kimmel is a frequent lecturer and storyteller at schools and conferences. He an his wife, Doris, live in Portland, Oregon.