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Anansi - The Trickster Spider - Volume One (eBook)

Anansi - The Trickster Spider - Volume One (eBook)


This page includes free PDF downloads that can be used on their own or as an extension activity to support our first collection of eight Anansi the trickster spider stories. Each story can be read in approximately ten minutes, making them ideal for reading at bedtime or for story time in school. The stories retold in this book are: 

• Anansi and the gum doll
• How Anansi got to ride Tiger
• How Anansi turned an ear of corn into 100 goats
• How Anansi won the stories of the Sky-God
• Why Anansi the Spider stays on the ceiling
• Anansi and the Witch named ‘Five’
• Anansi and the pot of wisdom
• Anansi and the Tommy (Thompson Gazelle)

5 star review from
"A very nice collection. Good use of storytelling and language. The stories are varied and present different aspects of Anansi. Well done! Nice read for adult, even one without children. If you like Anansi stories, this is a good read."

4 star review from
"It was a pleasure to read these tales again. I had read them all them before throughout my childhood and they were funny then, so reading through them again it brought it all back... the sweet memories. Its homour for both kids and adults, great read."

We hope you enjoy our activity sheets and please do send us a photo of your completed artwork; we'd love to include it on our gallery.

Anansi and the gum doll


A tale of stolen vegetables and a reversal of fortunes.

How Anansi Got To Ride Tiger


Enjoy discovering how clever and cunning Anansi can be.

How Anansi Turned An Ear Of Corn Into One Hundred Goats


Anansi uses his skills as a storyteller to win a bet with the Chief.

How Anansi Won The Stories Of The Sky-God


Discover how Anansi manages to win with a little help from his wife

Why Anansi The Spider Stays on The Ceiling


Delight in a story where Anansi's boasting gets him into trouble

Anansi And The Witch Named 'Five'


Anansi tries to outwit those around him with amusing consequences

Anansi And The Pot Of Wisdom


Anansi learns owning the pot of wisdom comes with a few surprises

Anansi And The Tommy


Enjoy a tale where Anansi uses his wits to repay a debt

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