Winner of the Caldecott Medal
Once, all the stories in the world belonged to Nyame, the Sky God. He kept them in a box beside his throne. But Ananse, the Spider man, wanted them – and caught three sly creatures to get them. This story of how we got our own stories to tell is adapted from an African folktale.
A Story A Story is a delightful book about the origins of stories. The illustrations are beautiful and colorful, and the story is fun, whimsical, and unpredictable. The book introducing some interesting names, like Mmboatia, and a traditional storytelling mechanic of repeating words or phrases for effect.