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The Further Adventures of Spider Joyce Cooper Arkhurst, Jerry Pinkney

Little, Brown Young Readers
Paperback 32 pages

234 x 153 x 5mm
29th Nov 2012
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Adventures of Spider
West Africa
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Continually in print since its original publication in 1964, The Adventures of Spider is a favorite collaboration between Joyce Cooper Arkhurst and Caldecott-winning artist Jerry Pinkney that showcases Pinkney's playful, stylized early work as a children's book illustrator. Now abridged and divided into two separate volumes (The First Adventures of Spider and The Further Adventures of Spider) this second volume includes three more abridged stories from the original work: "How the World Got Wisdom", "Why Spiders Live in Dark Corners", and "How Spider Helped a Fisherman". The stories are just right for Passport to Reading Level 4 early readers who want more stories about Spider, the witty, mischievous, and clever hero of West African folklore.


JOYCE COOPER ARKHURST is the author of The Adventures of Spider and More Adventures of Spider (published by Scholastic in 1980). She lives in New York City. JERRY PINKNEY is one of children's literature's most time-honored artists. He has been illustrating children's books for over 40 years and has more than 75 books to his credit, his latest being a masterful rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the Caldecott medal for The Lion & the Mouse. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and was nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson Award. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

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