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Someone saw a spider : spider facts and folktales

Author: Shirley Climo; Dirk Zimmer
Publisher: New York : Crowell, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of myths, folklore, and superstitions about spiders from around the world, with some facts about how they live.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Climo; Dirk Zimmer
ISBN: 0690044356 9780690044355 0690044364 9780690044362
OCLC Number: 12052627
Description: x, 133 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Someone saw a spider. Arachne's gift (a Greek myth) ; Arachne's gifts --
Cobwebs in the sky. The cloud spinner (a Japanese story) ; There was an old woman--
(verse) --
Spiders, sun, and showers. The spider brothers make the rainbow (an American Indian myth) ; Spider the weatherman --
Spider the story spinner. How spider got his waistline (an African fable) ; Speaking of spiders --
A web around the world. The prophet and the spider (a Muslim legend) ; Never kill a spider! --
Spider's lifeline. The spider and the king (a Scottish legend) ; From King Bruce and the spider (a poem) --
Spider's friends and foes. Father Spider comes to dinner (a Russian folktale) ; From The spider and the fly (a poem) --
Magic, make-believe, and medicine. The spellbound spider (a Portuguese fairytale) ; Curious charms and cures --
Spider comes a-courting. Sally-Maud, Zachary Dee, and the dream spinner (American folklore) ; The enchanted web --
Extras and explanations.
Responsibility: by Shirley Climo ; illustrated by Dirk Zimmer.

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A collection of myths, folklore, and superstitions about spiders from around the world, with some facts about how they live.

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