Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner

Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner

Bobby Norfolk (author), Baird Hoffmire (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838565

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Description

In this trickster tale from Africa, Anansi learns the value of being a good host. He also learns the truth of the old saying, what goes around, comes around.

Reading Level
Lexile
520L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
J
ATOS
3.5
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Legends & Myths
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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