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A story, a story : an African tale

Author: Gail E Haley; Connecticut Printers.; Atheneum (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, Hartford : Connecticut Printers, [1970] [1970] ©1970
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Many African stories are called "Spider stories". This book is about how that came to be. And it tells that long, long ago there were no stories on earth for children to hear. All stories belonged to Nyame, the Sky god. Ananse, the Spider man, wanted to buy some of these stories, so he spun a web up to the sky and went to bargain with the Sky god. The price the Sky god asked was Osebo, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Caldecott Medal
Folklore
Fiction
Juvenile works
Folk tales
Dust jackets (Binding)
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Haley, Gail E.
Story, a story.
New York, Atheneum [1970]
(OCoLC)648378486
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail E Haley; Connecticut Printers.; Atheneum (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0689704232 9780689704239 0689205112 9780689205118
OCLC Number: 67571
Notes: An Aladdin book
Art techniques used: Colorful woodcut prints including African motifs.
Credits: Music composed by Vaclav Kubica.
Performer(s): Narrator: John J. Akar.
Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1971.
Target Audience: Grade K-3.
Description: [35] pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm.
Responsibility: retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley.
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Many African stories are called "Spider stories". This book is about how that came to be. And it tells that long, long ago there were no stories on earth for children to hear. All stories belonged to Nyame, the Sky god. Ananse, the Spider man, wanted to buy some of these stories, so he spun a web up to the sky and went to bargain with the Sky god. The price the Sky god asked was Osebo, the leopard-of-the-terrible-teeth, Mmboro the hornet who-stings-like-fire and Mmoatia the fairy whom-man-never-see. This book is about how Ananse paid the price.

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