Anansí And The Sky Kingdom by Norfolk, BobbyAnansí And The Sky Kingdom by Norfolk, Bobby

Anansí And The Sky Kingdom

byNorfolk, Bobby, Sherry NorfolkIllustratorBaird Hoffmire

Paperback | December 16, 2008

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A timeless trickster tale from Africa about silly spider, Anansì.Anansí and the Sky Kingdom is another folktale from West Africa about the trickster spider Anansí. This timeless story is written by the award-winning creative team of Bobby and Sherry Norfolk. In this folktale, the world is dark and King Lion asks for someone to go to the King of the Sky to ask for light. Many animals try but all of them fail to bring light to the world. Finally, Anansí offers to take on the task after all of the other animals have failed. He uses his courageous wit and trickster skills to successfully bring light to the world and all of the animals rejoice. These trickster legends from Africa teach readers the importance of citizenship, courage and resourcefulness.While author, Bobby Norfolk was visiting the town of Kumasi in Ghana in the summer of 1993, a woman told him, "At four-thirty every afternoon, we try to gather together and have Anansi time." Norfolk attended the afternoon break and heard elders tell stories of Anansi, the tireless trickster of Ghanian tradition. Anansi Appears in these stories in his most playful and creative guises. The Norfolks' adaptations brim with action, energy, and humor.
Bobby Norfolk Bio:From Kindergarten to the Tenth Grade, Bobby Norfolk stuttered. He was so self-conscious about his impediment that he retreated into books. Luckily, he had some master teachers in the St. Louis Public Schools who saw a potential in him that he had yet to see in himself. They put him in drama class, glee club - even a t...
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Title:Anansí And The Sky KingdomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.01 × 8.14 × 0.16 inPublished:December 16, 2008Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0874838819

ISBN - 13:9780874838817

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