Anansi Reading List

A Listmania! list by Arcturus70 "Arcturus70" (In the Orion Spur of the Milky Way Galaxy)
The list author says: "I love the African Spider-Trickster Anansi and the body of folktales that surround him. He is a sneaky, greedy, cheeky, lazy little delight who can be enjoyed by children as well as adults. His adventures not only entertain, they educate on important human concepts such as appetite, honesty, trust, sharing, giving, forgiving, family / community relationships, respect, courtesy, compassion, humility, friendship, loyalty, effort, duty, responsibility, work ethics, critical thinking, leadership, and citizenship within one's society.

The character of Anansi can be adapted and retold for every level from kindergarten reading time to college humanities / cultural appreciation courses. His tales are worth reading and discussing--perfect for classes, family time, bedtime, and storytelling time. Teachers and homeschooling parents can find many universal themes that make sturdy foundations for thematic lesson building. More advanced topics that can be discussed using the Anansi tales are the seven deadly sins, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, the Virtue of the Small, and Campbell / Jung archetypes. Drama, voice, and theater teachers might find some excellent ways to teach basic acting, speech, and theatrical presentation with the spider tales.

Perhaps, my eclectic list will be helpful for you in identify the best Anansi products! Enjoy!"
Hape - Beleduc - Spider Glove Puppet
1.  Hape - Beleduc - Spider Glove Puppet by Hape
The list author says:
  "Sweet! Act out your own Anansi adventures with this little guy!"
$9.99   Used & New from: $9.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Anansi and the Magic Stick
2.  Anansi and the Magic Stick by Eric A. Kimmel
The list author says:
  "Great illustrations!"
$7.99   Used & New from: $1.42
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Anansi Time with Bobby Norfolk (World Storytelling from August House)
3.  Anansi Time with Bobby Norfolk (World Storytelling from August House) by Bobby Norfolk
The list author says:
  "Absolutely funny! :) Worth hearing. My three-year old nephew loves the character voices that Norfolk does."
$11.30   Used & New from: $5.90
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Anansi and the Talking Melon
4.  Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric A. Kimmel
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite Anansi Tales! I love how he slips into the Melon!"
$7.54   Used & New from: $0.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Anansi and the Moss-covered Rock
5.  Anansi and the Moss-covered Rock by Eric A. Kimmel
The list author says:
  "I love this one!"
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Anansi Goes Fishing
6.  Anansi Goes Fishing by Eric A. Kimmel
The list author says:
  "That's one clever turtle!"
$7.54   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Timeless Tales of Anansi: Ancestral Realm of Africa
7.  Timeless Tales of Anansi: Ancestral Realm of Africa by Nathaniel Hosea Ormsby
The list author says:
  "Interesting stories. The Magic Pot is the best!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Anansi Does The Impossible!: An Ashanti Tale (Aladdin Picture Books)
8.  Anansi Does The Impossible!: An Ashanti Tale (Aladdin Picture Books) by Verna Aardema
The list author says:
  "One of my favorites!"
$7.54   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse stories
9.  The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse stories by Adwoa Badoe
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite Anansi collections!"
$11.66   Used & New from: $9.92
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Power of Myth
10.  The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
The list author says:
  "Learn how we connect to world myths and stories. Very profound! Worth reading. It helps to explain why stories like Anansi are popular even today."
$9.75   Used & New from: $0.40
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)

Moral of the Story: Folktales for Character Development
11.  Moral of the Story: Folktales for Character Development by Bobby Norfolk
The list author says:
  "Good resource for parents and teachers."
$24.95   Used & New from: $1.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
12.  Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott
The list author says:
  "Anansi adventure leads to the Moon's placement in sky."
$13.96   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

The Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales (BookFestival)
13.  The Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales (BookFestival) by Joyce Cooper Arkhurst
The list author says:
  "Excellent little book!"
$8.18   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Anansi's Party Time
14.  Anansi's Party Time by Eric A. Kimmel
The list author says:
  "Coming soon..."
$15.27   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Anansi
15.  Anansi by Denzel Washington
Used & New from: $4.69
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Anansi (Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale (Spotlight))
16.  Anansi (Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale (Spotlight)) by Brian Gleeson
$25.65   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Anansi and the Pot of Beans (Story Cove)
17.  Anansi and the Pot of Beans (Story Cove) by Bobby Norfolk
The list author says:
  "My nephew loves this one! How spiders lost their hair?"
$4.95   Used & New from: $0.90
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Anansi Goes to Lunch (Story Cove)
18.  Anansi Goes to Lunch (Story Cove) by Bobby Norfolk
The list author says:
  "A great laugh on greedy spider!"
$3.95   Used & New from: $1.00
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Anansi and the Tug O' War (Story Cove Teacher Activity Pack)
19.  Anansi and the Tug O' War (Story Cove Teacher Activity Pack) by Bobby Norfolk
The list author says:
  "Clever Anansi wins the day! Sometimes brain power is more important than size!"
Used & New from: $42.85
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner (Story Cove)
20.  Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner (Story Cove) by Bobby Norfolk
$3.95   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Anansi and the Sky Kingdom (Story Cove)
21.  Anansi and the Sky Kingdom (Story Cove) by Bobby Norfolk
$3.95   Used & New from: $0.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Anansi the Spider and Tiger's Stew
22.  Anansi the Spider and Tiger's Stew by Peter Kalu
The list author says:
  "Interesting!"
Used & New from: $5.25

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Ananse and the Lizard: A West African Tale
23.  Ananse and the Lizard: A West African Tale by Pat Cummings
The list author says:
  ":)"
$14.24   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

El Hermano Anansi y El Rancho de Ganado / Brother Anansi and the Cattle Ranch
24.  El Hermano Anansi y El Rancho de Ganado / Brother Anansi and the Cattle Ranch by Harriet Rohmer
Used & New from: $0.01

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The Illustrated Anansi: Four Caribbean Folk Tales
25.  The Illustrated Anansi: Four Caribbean Folk Tales by Philip Sherlock
$18.00   Used & New from: $0.76

How Anansi Learned Self-Esteem: 10 Original Stories for Building Self-Confidence and Self-Respect
26.  How Anansi Learned Self-Esteem: 10 Original Stories for Building Self-Confidence and Self-Respect by James Culver
$15.20
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Clever Anansi and Boastful Bullfrog: A Caribbean Tale
27.  Clever Anansi and Boastful Bullfrog: A Caribbean Tale by H. Patten
Used & New from: $7.38

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African American Folktales: Stories from Black Traditions in the New World (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
28.  African American Folktales: Stories from Black Traditions in the New World (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) by Roger Abrahams
$16.98   Used & New from: $2.99
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Recollections, Legends, Tales, Songs, Religious Beliefs, Customs, Sayings and Humor of Peoples of African American Descent in the Americas
29.  A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Recollections, Legends, Tales, Songs, Religious Beliefs, Customs, Sayings and Humor of Peoples of African American Descent in the Americas by Harold Courlander
$22.50   Used & New from: $0.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Ananse's Feast: An Ashanti Tale
30.  Ananse's Feast: An Ashanti Tale by Tololwa M. Mollel
The list author says:
  "He's always hungry!"
Used & New from: $3.97
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Talking Drums: Reading and Writing with African American Stories, Spirituals, and Multimedia Resources
31.  Talking Drums: Reading and Writing with African American Stories, Spirituals, and Multimedia Resources by Wanda Cobb Finnen
The list author says:
  ":)"
$32.00   Used & New from: $12.94

Folklore, Myths, and Legends
32.  Folklore, Myths, and Legends by Donna Rosenberg
The list author says:
  "Includes an Anansi tale about how death enters the world. The book is an anthology of world myths."
Used & New from: $20.95
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Why Anansi Never Fails! 10 Original Stories for Winning the Learning Game!
33.  Why Anansi Never Fails! 10 Original Stories for Winning the Learning Game! by James Culver Jr.
The list author says:
  "Cool!"
$19.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Jamaica Anansi Stories (Forgotten Books)
34.  Jamaica Anansi Stories (Forgotten Books) by Martha Warren Beckwith
The list author says:
  "Intriguing collection"
$12.80
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Spider and the Sky God: An Akan Legend (Legends of the World)
35.  Spider and the Sky God: An Akan Legend (Legends of the World) by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate
Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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A Caribbean Tale: Anansi and the Rubber Man (Literacy Land)
36.  A Caribbean Tale: Anansi and the Rubber Man (Literacy Land) by Christine Hall
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Spider Puppet
37.  Spider Puppet by Folkmanis
The list author says:
  "Sppoky fun!"
Used & New from: $19.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Animal Planet Radio Control Tarantula
38.  Animal Planet Radio Control Tarantula by Animal Planet
The list author says:
  "Creepy."
$59.95   Used & New from: $58.99
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Anansi and The Box of Stories (On My Own Folklore)
39.  Anansi and The Box of Stories (On My Own Folklore) by Stephen Krensky
$6.95   Used & New from: $2.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Folkmanis Tarantula Hand Puppet, Small
40.  Folkmanis Tarantula Hand Puppet, Small by Folkmanis
$26.95   Used & New from: $25.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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