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A story, a story : an African tale / retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley.

By: Haley, Gail E.
Contributor(s): Haley, Gail E [ill] | H. Wolff, Inc [bnd] | Connecticut Printers [prt] | Atheneum (New York, N.Y.) [pbl].
Material type: TextTextSeries: An Aladdin book.Edition: 1st ed.Description: [35] pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0689704232 (pbk.); 9780689704239 (pbk.); 0689205112; 9780689205118.Subject(s): Anansi (Legendary character) -- Juvenile fiction | Onyame (Akan deity) -- Juvenile fiction | Sky gods -- Juvenile fiction | Deals -- Juvenile fiction | Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction | Leopard -- Juvenile fiction | Hornets -- Juvenile fiction | Fairies -- Juvenile fiction | Folklore -- Africa -- Juvenile fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Story, a story.DDC classification: 398.2/096 LOC classification: PZ8.1.H139 | StPS3558.A37 | S7 F70Other classification: 18.06 Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1971.Narrator: John J. Akar.Summary: 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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CML Dewey University of Texas At Tyler
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Art techniques used: Colorful woodcut prints including African motifs.

On verso of t.p.: Bound by H. Wolff.

Narrator: John J. Akar.

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.

Caldecott Medal, 1971.

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