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A Story, a Story by Gail E. Haley
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This is the story of how the Anansi stories came to be. The illustrations are remarkably lovely and vibrant-- as they seem to be in many of the Anansi tales. It includes many of the elements common to this type of story/genre. (The repetition of words for emphasis, elements of magic, a trickster.) The spider man is clever and humorous as he builds his web to the sky to ask the Sky God to share his stories with all of the people on Earth.

I would read this to preschoolers and primary students for the joy of the story, but it is also an excellent addition to any Anansi collection or folktale collection. I could also invision students creating readers theater scripts or a play based on this text.

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