The Spider Weaver by Margaret Musgrove
A Legend Of Kente Cloth

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Two weavers discover a magical-looking, beautiful spider web in the jungle. Inspired by the web¹s brilliant design and the weaver who created it, the men return to their village and create complex patterns of their own, which they come to call kents, a cloth that is now known throughout the world.

About Margaret Musgrove

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JULIA CAIRNS is a fulltime fine artist and illustrator known for her colorful images and joyous, whimsical style. In addition to creating illustrations for children's books, Cairns has exhibited her work in shows and galleries around the United States, England, and Botswana, all places where she has lived for several years. "The moon always inspires me," says Cairns, and it often appears in her paintings. A Full Moon Is Rising gave Cairns many more opportunities to paint her favorite celestial body.
Published January 1, 2001 by Scholastic Inc. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In her first book for children since Ashanti to Zulu (1976, a Caldecott winner for illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon), Musgrove retells a beguiling Ashanti tale about the origin of kente cloth.

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Bursting with colors as vibrant as kente cloth, this picture book's brightly patterned endpapers quickly set the tone for Musgrove's (Ashanti to Zulu) artful retelling of an Ashanti tale.

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