Afro-Caribbean folk tales retold with a charm that comes from an unpretentious style, the names of the animals and the very...

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ANANSI, THE SPIDER MAN

Afro-Caribbean folk tales retold with a charm that comes from an unpretentious style, the names of the animals and the very pranks and situations themselves. Br'er Anansi, the hero beloved for his weaknesses, originated in West African lore and the first story tells how he tricked Tiger, the king of the forest into naming all their stories after him. When the stories migrated to the Caribbean, Anansi also became known as Ceiling Thomas and the rest of the tales included are about escapades with his cronies-Crow, Moos-Moos, Kisander the cat and so on. There's a good feeling of the area here and Marcia Brown's black and whites add much to the animation.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Crowell

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1954