A Story, a Story

A Story, a Story

by Gail E. Haley



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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.

Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called "Spider Stories."