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The Resource A story, a story : an African tale, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley

A story, a story : an African tale, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley

Label
A story, a story : an African tale
Title
A story, a story
Title remainder
an African tale
Statement of responsibility
retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many African stories are called "Spider stories". This book is about how that came to be. And it tells that long, long ago there were no stories on earth for children to hear. All stories belonged to Nyame, the Sky god. Ananse, the Spider man, wanted to buy some of these stories, so he spun a web up to the sky and went to bargain with the Sky god. The price the Sky god asked was Osebo, the leopard-of-the-terrible-teeth, Mmboro the hornet who-stings-like-fire and Mmoatia the fairy whom-man-never-see. This book is about how Ananse paid the price
Awards note
Caldecott Medal, 1971.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haley, Gail E
Dewey number
398.2/096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ8.1.H139
  • PS3558.A37
LC item number
  • St
  • S7 F70
Literary form
fiction
PerformerNote
Narrator: John J. Akar
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anansi (Legendary character)
  • Onyame (Akan deity)
  • Sky gods
  • Deals
  • Storytelling
  • Leopard
  • Hornets
  • Fairies
  • Folklore
  • Folklore
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A story, a story : an African tale, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Art techniques used: Colorful woodcut prints including African motifs
  • On verso of t.p.: Bound by H. Wolff
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
67571
Dimensions
26 x 27 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
36 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780689205118
Lccn
69018961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy signed by the author ; forms part of the B. Blaine Pennington Collection.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)67571
Label
A story, a story : an African tale, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley
Publication
Note
  • Art techniques used: Colorful woodcut prints including African motifs
  • On verso of t.p.: Bound by H. Wolff
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
67571
Dimensions
26 x 27 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
36 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780689205118
Lccn
69018961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy signed by the author ; forms part of the B. Blaine Pennington Collection.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)67571

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