Anansi and the moss-covered rock /

Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson. Originally a West African tale, the moss-covered rock tale is also familiar in Caribbean culture, where Anansi is a beloved folklore character.

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Main Author: Kimmel, Eric A.
Other Authors: Stevens, Janet, (Illustrator)
Description of Work:Fiction
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Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Holiday House, ©1988.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:Kimmel, Eric A.
Summary:Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson. Originally a West African tale, the moss-covered rock tale is also familiar in Caribbean culture, where Anansi is a beloved folklore character.

A classic trickster folktale told with humor and charm, this is a perfect read along book both parents and children will love.

When Anansi the Spider finds a strange moss-covered rock in the forest, he uses it to trick all his animal friends. But Little Bush Deer is onto Anansi's scheme, and hatches a plan to beat him at his own game.

Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmel's imaginative energy combined with Janet Stevens' expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.

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Physical Description:30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm
Performer:Read by Jerry Terheyden.
Audience:Elementary Grade.
380
ISBN:9780823407989 (pbk.)
Author Notes:

Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois.

He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award.

Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.

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