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The Further Adventures of Spider

West African Folktales
By Joyce Cooper Arkhurst (Trade Paperback, 2012)
Spider is a clever little trickster. No matter where he is, he seems to get into trouble! But he always learns a good lesson in the end. Spider stars in three short tales called "How the World Got Wisdom", "Why Spiders Live in Dark Corners", and "How Spider Helped a Fisherman" in this collaboration between Joyce Cooper Arkhurst and Caldecott-winning artist Jerry Pinkney, now abridged and redesigned for early readers (Passport to Reading, Level 4). Look for three more tales in The First Adventures of Spider.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $4.99 US/$5.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316203456

    • On Sale Date: 11/06/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: LB Kids

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Trade Paperback, Trade Paperback

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Spider is a clever little trickster. No matter where he is, he seems to get into trouble! But he always learns a good lesson in the end. Spider stars in three short tales called "How the World Got Wisdom", "Why Spiders Live in Dark Corners", and "How Spider Helped a Fisherman" in this collaboration between Joyce Cooper Arkhurst and Caldecott-winning artist Jerry Pinkney, now abridged and redesigned for early readers (Passport to Reading, Level 4). Look for three more tales in The First Adventures of Spider.

Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children's book illustrators of all time. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal for The Lion and the Mouse, and has since created two companion picture books: The Tortoise & the Hare and The Grasshopper & the Ants. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The artist invites you to visit his website at jerrypinkneystudio.com.
  • Praise for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star:

    * "In Pinkney's sumptuous elaboration of the familiar lullaby, a chipmunk's nighttime odyssey takes on the same epic scope as his Caldecott winning The Lion and the Mouse.... Another superb outing from a fixed star twinkling in the children's literature firmament."
    (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "From jacket to cover to endpapers, every element in the book contributes to the dreamlike vision of a curious adventurer exploring the natural world.... This evocative picture book offers a rewarding reading experience at bedtime, or any time." (Boolist, starred review).

  • * "The artist skillfully captures the chipmunk in a host of poses and expressions, building a character worthy of visiting again and again.... A stellar performance from a book-making virtuoso." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • "Pinkney's flora and fauna are exquisite, as is his palette.... Soothing and magical, this one should conjure some sweet dreams." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Pinkney... brings a.... sumptuous, color-saturated aesthetic to this reimagining of the familiar bedtime lullaby.... A free-form journey from woodland to dreamland." (New York Times Book Review).

  • Praise for The Lion & the Mouse:
    * "Pinkney has no need for words; his art speaks eloquently for itself." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • * "A nearly wordless exploration of Aesop's fable of symbiotic mercy that is nothing short of masterful... Unimpeachable." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "A classic tale from a consummate artist." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • * "It will be a challenge for libraries to make every gorgeous surface available, but it's a challenge worth taking on." (The Horn Book, starred review).

  • "This is a stunning tour de force." (Children's Literature).

Product Details

The Further Adventures of Spider
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $4.99 US/$5.99 CAN
  • Pages: 32
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316203456
  • On Sale Date: 11/06/2012
The Further Adventures of Spider