Anansi Goes Fishing by Eric A. KimmelAnansi Goes Fishing by Eric A. Kimmel

Anansi Goes Fishing

byEric A. KimmelIllustratorJanet Stevens

Paperback | January 1, 1992

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One fine afternoon, Anansi the Spider sees his friend Turtle walking along the river carrying a large fish. "Where did you get that fish?" he asks. Turtle replies, "I caught it today when I went fishing." Anansi likes to eat fish, but he is much too lazy to catch them for himself. He decides to trick Turtle into catching a fish for him instead. Young readers will laugh as they watch Anansi's plan backfire in this companion volume to Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock.
Eric A. Kimmel is known for his folktales and legends from all around the world. He lives in Oregon. Janet Stevens’s books have won many awards, including a Caldecott Honor. Her books have been named American Library Association Notable Books. She is the illustrator of the popular Anansi books written by Eric A. Kimmel. Janet lives in ...
Title:Anansi Goes FishingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.77 × 9.48 × 0.11 inPublished:January 1, 1992Publisher:Holiday House

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823410226

ISBN - 13:9780823410224

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anansi Goes Fishing Anansi is the spider trickster of some African folk tales, comparable to Brer Rabbit or Reynard the Fox. In this story, Anansi wants to get Turtle's fish, but is also very lazy. Turtle does get the better of Anansi, and from this adventure we come to understand how spiders learned to spin webs. With contemporary and colourful illustrations, this story really comes to life. Look for other Anansi stories from Kimmel and Gerald McDermott as well.
Date published: 1999-04-19

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Anansi the spider plans to trick Turtle into catching a fish for his dinner, but Turtle proves to be smarter and ends up with a free meal. Explains the origin of spider webs.