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Anansi the Spider, McDermott's first book, received immediate acclaim and was named a Caldecott Honor Book. McDermott has retold and illustrated many other folktales and myths during his long career, including Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale, which received the Caldecott Medal, Musicians of the Sun, and a series of trickster folktales from around the world. He has a rare combination of skills, being both a gifted writer and a talented artist. His distinctive graphic style using bold shapes and brilliant colors is always striking, but is especially well suited to the story of Anansi, with traditional African motifs skillfully integrated throughout the art. This is a story that can be read over and over again! (Ages 4 to 9) --Marcie Bovetz --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
i like the author and the illustrations, seems to be an accurate rendition of the legendPublished 1 month ago by the crit
Anansi the spider is a folklore book featuring Anansi the spider.
Anansi had six sons all with a special ability. Read more
This tale is about Anansi the spider and his six sons, who each have a special talent that they use to save their father. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ashley
This classic form my childhood brought back memories. As promised, the seller kept it in good condition, despite public library circulation.Published 5 months ago by Giovanni Turner
I remember reading these stories as a child and gave this as a gift to my new niece. Great book.Published 6 months ago by cpg
Gerald McDermott is responsible for most of your childhood memories -- that is, if you grew up in the 70s. He did bunches of stuff for Electric Company. Read morePublished 7 months ago by L. GASTON
I really like these short stories for primary kids. The illustrations are supurb and the story carries a message. Its great for a spin-off for Art and writing ideas. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ms. B