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The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse stories
by Adwoa Badoe

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    List Price: $12.95
    Format: Paperback, 64 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9780888998699
    Imprint: Groundwood Books
    Publisher: Anansi Press
    Parent Company: Anansi Press
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    Book Description:
    Drawing on the rich vein of traditional African stories featuring the spider Ananse, Ghanaian author Adwoa Badoe and Malian illustrator Baba Wagu Diakit bring young readers a marvelously witty and entertaining collection of ten tales about this legendary spider swindler. The tales deal with important issues that everyone faces — justice, money, marriage, vanity, self-respect, and more — but couch the heavy lessons in lively folktales. Ananse sometimes succeeds; other times he makes a fool of himself and is ashamed — but never for long. Many elements of these stories can be found in other trickster tales, including those of African origin like the Uncle Remus stories and those of aboriginal American groups like the Native American coyote tales and the jaguar tales of Central and South America.

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