The Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales (Paperback)

The Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales By Joyce Cooper Arkhurst, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Presents six tales about Spider, including those which explain how he got a thin waist and a bald head and why he lives in ceilings and dark corners.

About the Author

Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children's book illustrators of all time and has illustrated more than 100 books. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal for The Lion and the Mouse, and has since created several companion books: The Tortoise & the Hare, The Grasshopper & the Ants, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Little Mermaid. He has won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award five times and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor four times. Jerry has received several major lifetime achievement awards and was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The artist invites you to visit his website at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316051071
ISBN-10: 0316051071
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 2nd, 1992
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: The Adventures of Spider