Ananse and the Lizard: A West African Tale
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Hardcover (40 pages)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Can the legendary trickster be out-tricked?All the young men had gathered in the village courtyard to hear the Chiefâ€™s pronouncement: Whoever guesses his daughterâ€™s name will have her hand in marriage, inherit half his riches, and become the next Chief. No one outside the palace had ever heard the royal daughterâ€™s name.In a stroke of luck Ananse the spider discovers the secret.â€œI, Ananse the most wise . . . the most clever . . . I alone know the name of the Chiefâ€™s daughter! . . .â€But clever Lizard has plans of his own. Pat Cummingâ€™s lively retelling and vibrant illustrations capture all the mischief and humor of Ananse, one of the most popular characters of West African lore.