Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tales of Anansi the Spider


 A while ago I created a cover and illustrations for a collection of Anansi tales by Bish Denham. I'm excited to learn that the Kindle edition of Anansi and Company: Retold Jamaican Tales is now available on Amazon.

Since I've been a reader of Bish's blog for some time, I already had wonderful impressions of the beauty of the Caribbean to inspire me. I also recall being introduced to the sly spider Anansi in elementary school, and enjoyed having the chance to read a whole collection of his adventures at one time.

The book is intended for middle grade readers, but I think younger children would enjoy hearing the stories read aloud. In addition to the colorfully retold folktales, Bish's  book includes a series of clever riddles (most of which I was not clever enough to solve).


6 comments:

Rena Jones said...

Oh! Awesome!

Kelly Polark said...

I'm reading the book right now! Congrats to both of you! Beautifully written and illustrated! :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Nice work!

cleemckenzie said...

Bish's book is super. Glad to see it getting some shout outs.

ICQB said...

How cool! What a terrific cover!!

Bish Denham said...

Golly! Why did it take me so long to get myself over here? I'm so happy for both of us.