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Anansi does the impossible! : an Ashanti tale

Author: Verna Aardema; Lisa Desimini
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Preschool : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people. Peppered with Verna Aardema's trademark ideophones--words that mimic actual sounds--this book makes an ideal read-aloud. Brilliantly realized characters and West African flavor come together in Desimini's extraordinary collage illustrations. Includes a glossary of West African terms and pronunciations. Full color.
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Genre/Form: Legends
Material Type: Preschool
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Verna Aardema; Lisa Desimini
ISBN: 068981092X 9780689810923
OCLC Number: 34775993
Notes: "An Anne Schwartz book."
"Retold from Verna Aardema's book, The Sky God Stories, published by Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, 1960 ... The previous source is Robert S. Rattray's book Akan-Ahanti Folktales, published by Oxford, London, 1930"--Preliminary page.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Responsibility: retold by Verna Aardema ; illustrated by Lisa Desimini.

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Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people. Peppered with Verna Aardema's trademark ideophones--words that mimic actual sounds--this book makes an ideal read-aloud. Brilliantly realized characters and West African flavor come together in Desimini's extraordinary collage illustrations. Includes a glossary of West African terms and pronunciations. Full color.

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