Anansi the Spider by Gerald R. McDermott audiobook

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti

By Gerald R. McDermott
Read by John Joseph Akar

Weston Woods
0.08 Hours 1
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Anansi the Spider is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief-maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes. In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons. But which of his sons should Anansi reward? Calling upon Nyame, the God of All Things, Anansi solves his predicament in a touching and highly resourceful fashion. In adapting this popular folktale, Gerald McDermott merges the old with the new, and authentic Ashanti language rhythms

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Summary

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A Caldecott Honor Book

Anansi the Spider is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief-maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes.

In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons. But which of his sons should Anansi reward? Calling upon Nyame, the God of All Things, Anansi solves his predicament in a touching and highly resourceful fashion.

In adapting this popular folktale, Gerald McDermott merges the old with the new, and authentic Ashanti language rhythms

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Editorial Reviews

“A clever folk hero proves himself resourceful in this bold and poetic tale.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Gerald R. McDermott

Author Bio: Gerald R. McDermott

Gerald McDermott, a Caldecott Medalist, has received international recognition for his illustrated books and animated films. He is highly regarded for his culturally diverse works inspired by traditional African and Japanese folktales, hero tales of the Pueblos, and the archetypal mythology of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. He was awarded a National Scholastic Scholarship to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn while he attended high school in Detroit. Once in New York, he began to produce and direct a series of animated films on mythology in consultation with renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell, and these films became the basis for McDermott’s first picture books. In addition to his books and films, he is primary education program director for the Joseph Campbell Foundation.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.08
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English