Anansi the spider : a tale from the Ashanti / adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott.

By: McDermott, GeraldContributor(s): McDermott, Gerald [illustrator.] | Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, inc [pbl.]Material type: TextTextEdition: 1st edDescription: [41] pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0030802342; 9780030802348; 0030802369 (Holt lib. ed.); 9780030802362 (Holt lib. ed.); 0030883687; 9780030883682; 9780805003109; 080500310XSubject(s): Anansi (Legendary character) -- Juvenile fiction | Onyame (Akan deity) -- Juvenile fiction | Gods, African -- Juvenile fiction | Spiders -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers -- Juvenile fiction | Cooperation -- Juvenile fiction | Rescues -- Juvenile fiction | Ashanti (African people) -- Juvenile fiction | Folklore -- Juvenile fiction | Folklore | Ashanti -- Juvenile fiction | Ghana -- Juvenile fiction | Moon -- Origin -- Juvenile fiction | Ashanti -- FolkloreDDC classification: 398.2/452/54409667 LOC classification: PZ8.1.M159 | AnPS3563.A273 | A53 1972Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 1973.Summary: In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky.
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Art techniques used: Color separation in 4 colors with the outline in ink.

"Anansi the spider is adapted from an animated film by Gerald McDermott produced by Landmark Production Incorporated."--Title page verso.

In trying to determine which of his six sons to reward for saving his life, Anansi the Spider is responsible for placing the moon in the sky.

Caldecott Honor Book, 1973.

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Gerald McDermott was born January 31, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan. He began studying art when he was admitted to a class at one of the nation's finest museums, the Detroit Institute of Arts, when he was just four years old. He continued pursuing his passion for art at Cass Tech, a public high school for the gifted. Upon graduation, he was awarded a National Scholastic scholarship to New York's Pratt Institute. He took a leave of absence during his junior year to become the first graphic designer for Channel 13, New York's educational television station, the year it went on the air. He also designed and directed his first animated film, The Stonecutter. He then toured Europe, visiting and exchanging ideas with filmmakers in England, France, and Yugoslavia.

He returned to Pratt to finish his degree in 1964 and began producing and directing a series of animated films on folklore. It was then that he met Joseph Campbell, who served as the consultant on four of McDermott's films. McDermott then began to adapt his films into picture books. His first book, Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti, was named a Caldecott Honor Book. His other books include Arrow to the Sun: A Tale from the Pueblo that won the 1975 Caldecott Medal, Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest, another Caldecott Honor Book, and Musicians of the Sun. He died on December 26, 2012 at the age of 71.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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