A story, a story: an African tale
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Published:
New York : Atheneum, [1970].
ISBN:
0689205112 :, 9780689205118
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 4.2 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 590L
Status:
1st Floor- Children's Books
j398.2096 HAL
1st Floor- Children's Books
jAWARD CALDECOT 1971
Description
Many African stories, whether or not they are about Kwaku Ananse the "spider man," are called, "Spider Stories." This book is about how that came to be. The African storyteller begins: "We do not really mean, we do not really mean that what we are about to say is true. A Story, a story; let it come, let it go." 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 up 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-men-never-see. How Ananse paid the price is told in a graceful and clever text, with forceful, lovely woodcut illustrations.
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Format:
Book
Edition:
[1st ed.]
Physical Desc:
[36] pages : col. ill. ; 26 x 27 cm.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 4.2, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
590

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Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called "Spider Stories."
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APA Citation (style guide)

Haley, G. E. (1970). A story, a story: an African tale. [1st ed.] New York: Atheneum.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Haley, Gail E. 1970. A Story, a Story: An African Tale. New York: Atheneum.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Haley, Gail E, A Story, a Story: An African Tale. New York: Atheneum, 1970.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Haley, Gail E. A Story, a Story: An African Tale. [1st ed.] New York: Atheneum, 1970. Print.

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