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Anansi and the Tug o' War

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Uploaded on Mar 6, 2008

Anansí the trickster spider is back to his old tricks once again in this classic African folktale. Anansí must use his brainpower to teach Elephant and Whale to respect smaller creatures. He challenges both Elephant and Whale to a tug o' war, but they don’t realize that they are actually pulling against each other and not Anansí. In the end, both stubborn animals are so tired that they give up when Anansí asks them who is the strongest animal and he declares himself the winner of the tug o' war. In this battle of wits, brains definitely outdo brawn. This trickster tale from Africa will teach readers the importance of courage, resourcefulness and respect.

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Over the years, we (Story Cove!) have published an extensive collection of award winning children's picture books with stories from the world’s great oral traditions. These folktales have been told for generations and they not only entertain young readers but also provide valuable life lessons. We’re re-telling these timeless stories so that children can experience the same enjoyment and life lessons as earlier generations.

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