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A Story, a Story

Written & illustrated by Gail E. Haley
Published by Aladdin Books
5.5 / 7.0
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Feb 28, 1988
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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.

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Reading contracts all day long. Not bad, but not quite as fun as reading about hobbits.
5.5 / 7.0

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.

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