New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of 

The Pot of Wisdom

The Pot of Wisdom

Ananse Stories
A collection of stories by

Drawing on the rich vein of traditional African stories featuring the spider Ananse, Ghanaian author Adwoa Badoe and Malian illustrator Baba Wague Diakite 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.

Similar Books by other authors...

The Princess and the Pea
Lauren Child

Who Was Rosa Parks?
Yona Zeldis McDonough

The Rainbow Bear
Michael Morpurgo

Beware of the Storybook Wolves
Lauren Child
Used availability for Adwoa Badoe's The Pot of Wisdom

See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US

Hardback Editions

September 2001 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories
Author(s): Adwoa Badoe
ISBN: 0-88899-429-X / 978-0-88899-429-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

February 2008 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories
Author(s): Adwoa Badoe
ISBN: 0-88899-869-4 / 978-0-88899-869-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Search for