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Anansi the Spider: A Tale From the Ashanti / McDermott, Gerald


A tale of how the moon got to be in the sky. African folklore hero Anansi placed it there in the course of trying to decide which of his sons should have it. The Ashanti culture is reflected in the bright, geometric designs and speech patterns of the characters.


Anansi, Ashanti folktales, Moon, Spiders

Reading Levels

Ages 5 - 8 / Kindergarten - Grade 3


  • Caldecott Medal (honor), 1973

Publication History