Anansi The Trickster Spider:

 

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           Eight Traditional African Tales retold by Lynne Garner

 

     Discover Anansi the trickster spider who is as clever as he is lazy. Anansi loves to prove just how clever he is by boasting and tricking those around him. However sometimes his tricks backfire with comic effect.

 

     Adults will love reading these tales to younger children whilst older children will delight in discovering Anansi for themselves. Following Anansi in the following eight tales:

 

  • Anansi and the gum doll
  • How Anansi got to ride Tiger
  • How Anansi turned an ear of corn into one hundred goats
  • How Anansi won the stories of the Sky-God
  • Why Anansi the Spider stays on the ceiling
  • Anansi and the Witch named ‘Five’
  • Anansi and the pot of wisdom
  • Anansi and the Tommy (Thompson Gazelle)

 

Review:

"These stories were an enjoyable read and, although Anansi is familiar to me, it was lovely to find some stories I had never come across. Anansi and the Tommy was a particularly clever way to end because this is one tale where Anansi uses his cleverness to help someone else."

 

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