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Anansi does the impossible! : an Ashanti tale / retold by Verna Aardema ; illustrated by Lisa Desimini.

Author/Creator:
Aardema, Verna.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©1997.
Format/Description:
Book
[32] unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Subjects:
Anansi (Legendary character) -- Legends.
Folklore -- Africa, West.
Anansi (Legendary character)
Folklore.
Africa, West.
Anansi (Legendary character)
Folklore -- West Africa.
Childrens subjects:
Anansi (Legendary character) -- Legends.
Folklore -- Africa, West.
Form/Genre:
Picture books.
Legends.
Folklore.
Picture books.
Children's nonfiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Summary:
Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people. Peppered with Verna Aardema's trademark ideophones--words that mimic actual sounds--this book makes an ideal read-aloud. Brilliantly realized characters and West African flavor come together in Desimini's extraordinary collage illustrations. Includes a glossary of West African terms and pronunciations. Full color.
Notes:
"An Anne Schwartz book."
"Retold from Verna Aardema's book, The Sky God Stories, published by Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, 1960 ... The previous source is Robert S. Rattray's book Akan-Ahanti Folktales, published by Oxford, London, 1930"--Preliminary page.
"Book design by Ann Bobco."
"The text of this book is set in Memphis Bold."
"The art for this book was prepared with oil glazing, cut paper, and other materials. The spiders were made out of black velvet paper."
"First Edition."
Includes glossary of terms.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copies 1 & 2 presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy 1 has pocket and card of Prince George's County Memorial Library pasted to back free endpaper. Back cover has stamp "No Longer the Property of PGCML".
Banks Collection copy 2: dustjacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copies 1 & 2)
Penn Chronology:
1997
Contributor:
Desimini, Lisa, illustrator.
Bobco, Ann, designer.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
068981092X :
9780689810923
0689839332
9780689839337
OCLC:
34775993
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