The Adventures of Spider by Joyce Cooper Arkhurst
West African Folktales (BookFestival)

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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 Joyce Cooper Arkhurst

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JOYCE COOPER ARKHURST is the author of The Adventures of Spider and More Adventures of Spider. She lives in New York City.JERRY PINKNEY is one of children's literature's most time-honored artists. He has been illustrating children's books for over 40 years and has more than 75 books to his credit, his latest being a masterful rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the Caldecott medal for The Lion & the Mouse. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and was nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson Award. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
 
Published November 2, 1992 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 58 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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These six simple, witty tales reso-nate with the flavor of a far-off land;Pinkney--in one of his earliest illustrative efforts--contributes droll, highly stylized illustrations. Ages 4-10. (Nov.)

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These six simple, witty tales reso-nate with the flavor of a far-off land;Pinkney--in one of his earliest illustrative efforts--contributes droll, highly stylized illustrations.

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