32 pages, 9 × 8.75 × 0.13 in
March 19, 2004
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0395674026
ISBN - 13: 9780395674024
From the Publisher
When the clever spider Ananse outwits Akye the turtle by inviting him to a feast he cannot touch, Akye plans a tasty revenge. This clever retelling of an Ashanti tale is brought to life by lavish, comic illustrations.
About the Author
Tololwa M. Mollel, an Arusha Maasai from Tanzania, grew up on his grandfather's coffee farm, an hour's drive from Mount Kilimanjaro. After receiving his B.A. in Literature and Theatre at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Mr. Mollel went to Canada in 1966 to complete his master's degree at the University of Alberta. In the late 1970s he returned to Tanzania where he was Senior Lecturer and Head of the Theatre Department at the University of Dar es Salaam. At that time he was also co-director of a children's theatre and arts group. Mr. Mollel has written many books for Clarion. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota..
Andrew Glass has written several books for children and has illustrated many. He lives in New York City with his wife.
From Our Editors
Unwilling to share his feast, Ananse the spider tricks Akye the turtle so that he can eat all the food himself, but Akye finds a way to get even
"With its well-cadenced text and witty, colorful illustrations, this picture book makes a rewarding choice for reading aloud." Booklist, ALA