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A Story, a Story: An African Tale



Last updated Thursday, April 24, 2014

Author: Gail E. Haley
Illustrator: Gail E. Haley
Date of Publication: 1999
ISBN: 0881036064
Grade Level: 3rd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jun. 2003

Synopsis: 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.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Now that Ananse has opened the box of stories - what do you think one of them was? (Maybe about some of the characters from this story? Mmoatia? Or Osebo?) Write/draw that story.
•  What does it look like in the Sky God?s world? Draw!

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!