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ISBN: 0030802342
Author: Gerald McDermott
Language: English
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston; 1st edition (1972)
Category: Mythology & Folk Tales
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 301
Size Fb2: 1569 kb
Size ePub: 1994 kb
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Find sources: "Gerald McDermott" – news · newspapers · books · scholar . The first was Anansi the Spider: a tale from the Ashanti, published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston in 1972.

Find sources: "Gerald McDermott" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (February 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Gerald McDermott (January 31, 1941 – December 26, 2012) was an American filmmaker, creator of children's picture books, and an expert on mythology. McDermott was born in Detroit, Michigan to parents who supported the arts and encouraged his love of reading. It retells an Ashanti folktale explaining how Anansi was rescued by the separate contributions of his sons.

First Scholastic printing, October 1993" - . A tale about how mischievous Anansi and his six brave sons helped place the moon in the sky. Notes. no page number in the book.

Fairy tales, folk tales, fables, magical tales & traditional stories, Folklore, Children's Books/Ages 4-8 . In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky. Caldecott Honor Book, 1973.

Fairy tales, folk tales, fables, magical tales & traditional stories, Folklore, Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction, Children: Grades 2-3, Fairy Tales & Folklore - African, Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title, Juvenile Fiction, General, Ashanti (African people), Anansi (Legendary character), Africa. A Caldecott Honor Book.

A Tale from the Ashanti. Anansi the Spider is a 1973 Caldecott Honor Book. written and illustrated by Gerald McDermott. Caldecott Honor Book. ALA Notable Children's Books, Caldecott Honor Book, American Library Association Notable Children's Books. Connect with the author.

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott. African Tales (One World, One Planet) by Gcina Mhlophe and Rachel Griffin has a version of Ananse and the Impossible Quest. It is illustrated with beautiful handmade paper, embroidered with collages of scenes from the stories. Ananse’s Feast: An Ashanti Tale retold by Tololwa M. Molel. Watch and Listen to Anansi Stories. Here is an Anansi story (of how he got manners from turtle): This story is Anansi and the Pot of Beans. In this fabulous video, Denzel Washington tells an Anansi story that includes how slaves brought the stories from Ghana to Jamaica. Lesson Plans with Anansi the Spider.

Caldecott Medalist Gerald McDermott's illustrated books and animated films have brought him international recognition. I am a big fan of the Anansi tales, and the spider's adventures are delightful as well as thought-provoking

Caldecott Medalist Gerald McDermott's illustrated books and animated films have brought him international recognition. 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. I am a big fan of the Anansi tales, and the spider's adventures are delightful as well as thought-provoking. For edutainment (educational entertainment) and discussion, I include them in my high school, college level introduction to mythology, humanities survey courses.

But then Anansi has another problem: Which son should he reward? The god Nyame helps her resolve this issue. Adapted from a folktale from Ghana, in West Africa, the story is about how Anansi the spider is threatened by Fish and Falcon, but is rescued by his two sons

But then Anansi has another problem: Which son should he reward? The god Nyame helps her resolve this issue. Explore classroom activities, puzzles, teacher resources and enrichment pdfs for this book. Adapted from a folktale from Ghana, in West Africa, the story is about how Anansi the spider is threatened by Fish and Falcon, but is rescued by his two sons. But then Anansi has another problem: Which son should he reward? The god Nyame helps her resolve this issue.

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.

McDermott, G. Anansi the Spider. New York, United States: Henry Holt & Company. Trickster Tales from Around the World. What others are saying. When the clever spider Ananse outwits Akye the turtle by inviting him to a feast he cannot touch, Akye plans a tasty revenge.

In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky.

Comments:

Jusari
I love this story and have given it as gift several times. It is a children’s folklore book that won the Caldecott Honor Book award. The book is based on an Ashanti tale about a spider who has a human life personality and has six sons. Each son has their own ability, and use their individual ability to help their father and ultimately thee family is safe and happy.

I especially liked how each character has its own shape in the illustration, its own special skill, and the lesson that while we are all different we all have something special to contribute.
Kare
This is a wonderful Anansi story. It's easy to read aloud to kids and it really engages their imaginations and introduces them to the character.
I bought it to supplement the European and Alaskan Native folk and fairy tales in my preschool classroom for our storytelling theme. The kids loved it and it was always in rotation during quiet time and free play. At Home my own children were glad to see it back after the theme, and my 6yo has taken to acting the story out with his stuffed animals.
Zyangup
I am a big fan of the Anansi tales, and the spider's adventures are delightful as well as thought-provoking. For edutainment (educational entertainment) and discussion, I include them in my high school / college level introduction to mythology / humanities survey courses. All ages can enjoy a clever trickster hero who possesses many human qualities, the good and bad--who makes us think about our own deeds and behavior.

In Anansi The Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti, Gerald McDermott retells an Anansi story with warmth, cultural sensitivity, and bright, attention-seizing illustrations. Among the children's books about Anansi, McDermott's efforts stand in a unique place because the text is used sparingly and with great effect, conveying important events only and not burying key ideas in lavish descriptions or dialogues. In this book, the elaborate, geometric illustrations paint the "descriptions" that the text omits.

Features that I like...

The map in the opening that shows the continent of Africa and the country of Ghana. (I'm always happy to see a bit of geography dropped into stories, especially those designed for children.)

The Prologue, which describes the importance of folklore, mythology, and legends. I especially appreciate this statement: "Folklore prepares man for adult life. It places him within his culture."

Rather than beginning the story with the familiar "Once upon a time...," the author uses "Time was..." which is cool! :)

Each of the spider sons in the story is unique in design, appearance, and talent, which makes him easy (and fun) to identify as the tale unfolds. The six sons are See Trouble, Road Builder, River Drinker, Game Skinner, Stone Thrower, and Cushions.

The character of Anansi is rendered with an expressive personality and face while his sons' faces are not shown--just their designs, bodies, and talents. Anansi's face changes emotions based on his experiences, and this would be an excellent teaching element for very young children upon hearing / seeing the story.

Themes & Talking Points the book offers:

Counting, colors, shapes, animals, teamwork, family, intro to Africa [Very Young Children]

Reading; Cause & Effect; Critical Thinking & Response; African Culture. How does Anansi get into and out of trouble? // Each spider is an individual with a specific skill or trait; each spider has a place in the family. What does this suggest about the culture of the Ashanti? // The rescue of Anansi is really a team effort by the sons, but who should get the reward? Does the ending solve this problem? [For children 5-12]

Reading & Design; Symbolism; Critical Analysis; Author Intent; Culture. Why did the author / illustrator choose not to show the faces of the six sons in the story? How does this choice affect the story? How does Anansi's face tell his story? What is the relationship between a son's name and his unique design? In what instances is Anansi's face NOT shown and why? What lessons are taught in this tale? What universal themes are present? Does this book deserve its "honor" designation? [For tweens through college students]
Yannara
Excellence in illustration (a bold style in color and line) and clever folktale retelling make this book a classic for children. It is a pleasure to read and reread and easily transfers to a story the family can retell.
Bad Sunny
My son loves this book, and my brother loves these fables. We bought another as a gift for my niece and my son cant wait to read it to her and his little sister!
Bukus
Bought this for a coworker who mentioned that this was one of her favorite stories to read growing up. She absolutely loved reading about Anansi's adventures.
Grokinos
Purchased this book to go with our homeschool History curriculum (Story of the World ; Volume 1 - chapter 11)

This story has wonderful illustrations that are very unlike modern kids books. My kids loved it. We read it as a side story when reading about African History. Beautiful book.
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. You must own this classic or else there will be a whole in your childhood history and you will feel it.... I'm only exaggerating a little....

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