Anansi and the Talking Melon

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Holiday House, Incorporated, Apr 1, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A clever spider tricks Elephant and some other animals into thinking the melon in which he is hiding can talk.

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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

We always like an Anansi story. This one reminded us of Winnie the Pooh when Pooh got stuck in Rabbit's house. I enjoyed thinking about what it would be like to live inside a melon. Read full review

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User Review  - npetzold - LibraryThing

In this story, a clever spider tricks his friends into thinking that a melon can talk! Anansi the spider is insulting, a glutton and a liar in this story, but in a playful way which is meant to teach a lesson. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois. He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award. Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.

Janet Stevens has written and/or illustrated many popular books, including Coyote Steals the Blanket: A Ute Tale. She lives with her husband, Ted, and their two children, Lindsey and Blake, in Boulder, Colorado.

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