All About Anansi, the Trickster Spider

So, if you're liking Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, our current BPP Book Club pick, you've probably been wondering about this Anansi character. And you've probably discovered that he is a figure originating in West African folklore about whom many stories are told throughout the African diaspora. He's a trickster, always scheming. Sometimes things turn out well for him, sometimes not—especially when he's greedy.

After reading a book called Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott, my six-year-old wanted more Anansi tales, and I went looking on YouTube. This one, Anansi and the Tug o' War, by Story Cove, was his favorite. Enjoy.

Crazy Polish TV commercial for Anansi Boys
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I think that was quite impressive! I want more!!!!

I really enjoyed the book. I am reading a lot of his other stuff now and even watching Neverwhere. Amazing stuff! He truly gets his ideas from everywhere.

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