Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0689804644I4N00
Synopsis: A rhythmically told, brilliantly illustrated tale from the award-winning author of Ajeemah and His Son. When Anancy Spiderman calls a morning greeting to the Skygod, a corncob appears in his hand. Can Anancy turn the corncob into something even better? He embarks on a series of trades, but just when it looks as though Anancy is going home with a truly spectacular gift, his greed gets the better of him. Full color.
From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2?Berry retells a folktale that is well known in Ghana and in his native Jamaica. Unlike many of the stories about Anancy Spiderman, it has a moral (which is the book's title), and the protagonist, who usually wins, loses. When he unexpectedly receives a corncob from Skygod, Anancy conducts a series of cunning trades and ends up with a sack of flour. He meets a small herd of elephants and offers it to them. Knowing the spiderman's reputation, they try to outwit him, but he still wins the smallest elephant. However, it runs off when Anancy tries to catch a bird, and it, too, escapes, leaving the trickster with nothing at all. Berry uses Jamaican patterns of rhythm and speech to give the story freshness and energy. The repetition of certain phrases is especially good for reading aloud or telling. Anancy is interestingly pictured as a small, brown, spidery-looking man instead of the more typically realistic spider. Grifalconi's bold patterns and designs done in bright poster colors were inspired by African wood carvings and give the book a strikingly beautiful and distinctively African look. Art and text both offer an interesting contrast to other picture-book retellings such as Eric Kimmel's Anansi and the Talking Melon (Holiday 1994) and Gerald McDermott's classic Anansi the Spider (Holt, 1987).?Virginia Golodetz, St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT
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Title: Don't Leave an Elephant to Go and Chase a ...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication Date: 1996
Illustrator: Ann Grifalconi
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Book Condition: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Bookseller Inventory # 0KVBKE0045GZ
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2735290646
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2771627832
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2786591160
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0689804644
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 1996-01-01, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0689804644 Your purchase benefits those with developmental disabilities to live a better quality of life. Bookseller Inventory # 3693-102815-ML-015
Book Description Simon & Schuster, New York, 1996. Book Condition: Near fine. First edition. (New York): Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, (1996). First edition. Hardcover. Dust jacket. A tiny jacket tear otherwise fine. ISBN: 0689804644. Bookseller Inventory # 7835
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