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New PDF release: Anansi and the Box of Stories: A West African Folktale (On

By Stephen Krensky

ISBN-10: 0822567415

ISBN-13: 9780822567417

ISBN-10: 0822567458

ISBN-13: 9780822567455

ISBN-10: 1580136559

ISBN-13: 9781580136556

The sky god Nyame retains all of the world's tales locked in a field. but when Anansi can trick a few of the earth's fiercest and fastest creatures, Nyame will proportion his tales. Will Anansi prevail?

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I see some long sticks here. ” said Osebo. ” 33 So Anansi put down the sticks. Osebo placed his paws on them. “The sticks are wobbly,” he complained. “I am doing the best I can,” said Anansi. ” Osebo crept up the sticks, keeping his head down. But when he was almost out, Anansi hit him over the head with a club. 35 Osebo groaned. Quickly, Anansi spun his strongest web string around the leopard and the sticks. ” Osebo roared. ” 36 “True enough,” Anansi admitted. ” Anansi returned to the sky god.

And the sky god, Nyame, wears kente cloth. Kente is a brightly colored cloth traditionally woven and worn by the Ashanti. To learn more about Anansi and African folklore, see Timeless Tales of Anansi by Nathaniel Hosea Ormsby, Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica by Frances Temple, and A Pride of African Tales by Donna L. Washington. 48 THE SKY GOD NYAME OWNS ALL THE STORIES IN THE WORLD. He keeps them to himself in a box in his kingdom in the clouds. But Anansi thinks the stories should be shared by all creatures.

I see some long sticks here. ” said Osebo. ” 33 So Anansi put down the sticks. Osebo placed his paws on them. “The sticks are wobbly,” he complained. “I am doing the best I can,” said Anansi. ” Osebo crept up the sticks, keeping his head down. But when he was almost out, Anansi hit him over the head with a club. 35 Osebo groaned. Quickly, Anansi spun his strongest web string around the leopard and the sticks. ” Osebo roared. ” 36 “True enough,” Anansi admitted. ” Anansi returned to the sky god.

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