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Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  37 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
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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Brigid McMenamin
Jun 29, 2016 Brigid McMenamin rated it really liked it
Title: Tiger Soup An Anansi Story from Jamaica
Author: Frances Temple
Illustrator:
Genre: Non-European Folktale
Theme: Animals, values, trickery
Opening line/sentence:
It’s a fine day down by the side of Blue Hole, and Tiger is cooking.
Brief Book Summary:
The story starts with Tiger making soup. Anansi comes along and convinces Tiger to go for a swim. While he is swimming, Anansi eats his soup. Anansi then finds some monkeys and teaches them a song where they say they just at delicious soup. Tiger
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Elizabeth
Title: Tiger Soup
Author: Frances Temple
Genre: Non-European Folktale
Theme(s): Food, Tricks
Brief Book Summary:
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.

Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
Publishers Weekly
Temple, known for her novels ( Taste of Salt ; The Ramsay Scallop ), reworks a Jamaican tale starring Anansi, the notorious trickster spider, to great effect in this snappy picture book
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Ryan Hercik
Title: Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica
Author and Illustrator: Frances Temple
Genre: Non-European Folktale
Theme(s): Historical, Singing
Opening line/sentence: It’s a fine day, down by the side of Blue Hole, and Tiger is cooking.
Brief Book Summary: Tiger is making soup and the spider, Anansi, tricks him into learning how to swim. The spider uses a coconut to make a splash instead of jumping in and goes back to eat Tiger’s soup. Anansi then convinces the monkey to sing and dance to a song w
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Jessica Sheaffer
Feb 04, 2013 Jessica Sheaffer rated it really liked it
Shelves: traditional-lit
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
Jim
Feb 13, 2014 Jim rated it liked it
This time it's an Anansi story from Jamaica - detailing why monkeys climb trees.

Max didn't think it was quite as funny as some of the other Anansi stories we've read.
Michelle
Jul 29, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it
Used words no kid would understand
Benji Martin
Mar 19, 2014 Benji Martin rated it it was amazing
This is a classic Anansi story.
Kristine Hansen
Oct 25, 2015 Kristine Hansen rated it really liked it
Let's just say this right now - NEVER TRUST A SPIDER!

Anansi causes all kinds of mischief, convincing a tiger to take a dive into the water, stealing what doesn't belong to him, and then making sure someone else gets the blame. Sheesh. And I thought Loki was bad...I'm thinking that Anansi is getting the award for mythological mischief maker...
Lori
Oct 29, 2008 Lori rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A great story to use for teaching about deception and how characters sometimes think one thing, but seem to act contrary to their thoughts. Great for teaching kids how to infer meaning from text.

And fun to act out too.
Dolly
Mar 10, 2009 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, 2009, jamaica
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.
Librariansteph
Jun 30, 2014 Librariansteph rated it it was amazing
Wish this was still in print.
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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 ...more
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