Long ago, all spiders were as round as the sun—and Anansi was the roundest of all. Anansi was very clever, but he was also very lazy, and he loved to eat. One day, hungry Anansi travels from village to village to eat with them. Each village asks Anansi to help make the food, but he would rather be lazy.
Anansi leaves one end of a silken string from his web with each village, ties the other end around his waist, and asks the villagers to tug the string when the food is ready. He goes to another village, and another, and another . . . What will happen when all the food is done? This lively retelling of the Ghanaian folktale will delight all readers from ages one to 110.
About the Author
A professional storyteller for more than thirty years, H. J. Arrington is best known for her spin on African folktales. She has worked as a teacher, professor, reading resource specialist, and educational consultant.
About the Illustrator
Illustrator Nicole Allin earned her degree in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and attended the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator.
ANANSI’S NARROW WAIST
A Tale from Ghana
By H.J. Arrington
Illustrated by Nicole Allin
JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / African
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Africa
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3