Gail E. Haley

“In this brightly illustrated Caldecott Medal-winning picture book, learn how an African trickster god made it possible for people to tell stories.

There was a time when there were no stories for children to hear. Name, the Sky God, owned all stories. Ananse, the Spider-Man, desired to purchase some of these stories, so he spun a web into the sky to bargain with the Sky God. The Sky God demanded Osebo, the leopard with terrible teeth, Mmboro, the hornet with fire stings, and Mmoatia, the fairy whom men never see. Can Ananse capture these cunning creatures and provide stories for the children of the Earth?”