Once, all the stories in the world belonged to Nyame, the Sky God. He kept them in a box beside his throne. But Ananse, the Spider man, wanted them — and caught three sly creatures to get them.
This story of how we got our own stories to tell is adapted from an African folktale.
Winner of the Caldecott Medal
"The African folktale describing how Ananse the spider man purchased a golden box of stories from the sky god Nyame, retold in flavorful prose and illustrated with dramatic woodcuts in vivid colors. A wonderful version of the story for telling and a splendid picture book for sharing with a group." — Booklist