Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica
After tricking Tiger into leaving the soup he has been cooking, Anansi the spider eats the soup himself and manages to put the blame on the monkeys.
Hardcover, 1 page
Published September 1st 1994 by Orchard Books (NY)
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Tiger Soup, is a classic West African trickster tale that is set in Jamaica. The story features the always clever, Anansi the spider, who tricks Tiger into leaving the pot of sweet soup he made, so that Anansi can creep in and eat it. Anansi knows it won’t be long before Tiger returns to an empty soup pot, so Anansi tricks the monkeys into singing a song that convinces Tiger that the monkeys ate his soup. The monkeys narrowly escape Tiger’s wrath by climbing into the trees. As many traditional t...more
Mar 10, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
An interesting story about a clever spider (Anansi) and a tiger who makes some delicious, sweet coconut mango soup. The dialogue is a little difficult to read aloud, but the story is fun and the illustrations are great.
Frances Temple grew up in Virginia, France, and Vietnam. About her third book she wrote, "The Ramsay Scallop is about our need for adventure and motion, for throwing in with strangers, trusting and listening. The story began to take form in northern Spain along pilgrim trails; was fed by histories, stories, letters, by the testimony of a fourteenthcentury shepherd, by the thoughts of today's pilgr...moreMore about Frances Temple...