Eric A. Kimmel has written, retold, and adapted a number of stories
from around the world, including two other Anansi titles, "Anansi
and the Moss-Covered Rock" and "Anansi Goes Fishing". The Anansi
Tales are originally from West Africa but are also familiar in
Caribbean culture, where Anansi is a beloved folklore character.
Professor of Education at Portland State University, Dr. Kimmel and
his wife, Doris, live in Portland,
Robert Rayevsky, a native of Russia, is the popular illustrator
of more than twenty books for children. They have garnered such
honors as the Parents'' Choice Award, the Bulletin of the Center
for Children''s Books and Blue Ribbon.
Robert Rayevsky lives in the beautiful countryside-far away from
the skyscrapers, but close to many mosquitoes. His books include
Under New York by Linda Oatman High and Pirate
Pup by Caroline Stutson. Robert Rayevsky lives in Parksville,
New York, with his wife, kids, cats, and a dachshund.