Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Parade: A Stampede of Stories about Ananse, the Trickster Spider, by KP Kojo. Illustrated by Karen Lilje.
The Parade, by KP Kojo, is a gem for folklore lovers of any age. The stories, all based on traditional African Anansi trickster tales, have been retold for elementary-aged readers, at about a fourth-grade (or even younger) reading level.
Each story stands on its own. The tales are so well-written that the reader can almost hear them being told aloud. Lots of action, humor and humanity make this collection very accessible, and, in fact, a joy to read. 2011.