Beautiful, colorful illustrations show the West African tale of Anansi the spider. In this version of the story, Anansi ties a bit of web to each leg and leaves the other end with many friends who are cooking delicious food. When the food is ready, they will tug on the thread so that Anansi can eat the meal. Much to Anansi's surprise, all of the food is ready at once, causing each of Anansi's legs to be pulled in all different directions! As early readers follow the easy-to-read font, they'll learn why spiders have such long, thin legs to this very day.
Combining evocative haiku, informative text and luminous illustrations, The West Is Calling is a celebration, for our youngest readers, of one hundred and fifty years of British Columbia's history. Each detail-rich illustration depicts a particular moment in the province's dynamic saga, from pre-contact Haida culture, to the natural resources-fueled economic boom in the 1960s and beyond, to Expo 86, to the opening up of the North and the growing appreciation of First Nations' traditions.
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Product ID: OBP9781551439389
Grades: Grades K - 7
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 2.71 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781551439389
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781551439365
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