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FREE E-PUB Ø Oh Kojo! How Could You! ⛓ Retelling of a humorous Ashanti folktale relating how a young man named Kojo finally gets the better of the tricky Anansi When a lonely woman named Tutuola asks the River Spirit for a child in this Ashanti folktale, her wish is granted, and a magical son named Kojo is born A lazy boy, who would rather spend his mother s gold than work, Kojo bargains three times with Ananse the trickster, bartering for a dog who can fetch firewood, a cat who can catch rats, and a dove who can find snails Naturally, these wonders don t quite turn out as expected, but the dove does bring Kojo a magic ring that grants wishes Will hi When a lonely woman named Tutuola asks the River Spirit for a child in this Ashanti folktale, her wish is granted, and a magical son named Kojo is born A lazy boy, who would rather spend his mother s gold than work, Kojo bargains three times with Ananse the trickster, bartering for a dog who can fetch firewood, a cat who can catch rats, and a dove who can find snails Naturally, these wonders don t quite turn out as expected, but the dove does bring Kojo a magic ring that grants wishes Will his newfound prosperity last, or will Kojo once again fall victim to the wily Ananse Taken from R.S Rattray s 1930 collection, Akan Ashanti Folk Tales , this tale was originally retold by Aardema in her 1960 picture book, The Na Of Wa This version of the story is illustrated by Marc Brown, creator of the popular Arthur series, and is sure to please young folklore lovers who like to read of West Africa s clever trickster figure, Anansi I read this book outloud to the kids I volunteer with The story itself was ok, but the kids didn t seem that interested Also, I feel like books that use words from another language should include a pronunciation key in the back, I was struggling with some of the words If I were able to look over the book in advance, I guess this wouldn t have been a problem However, because of how the organization I volunteer with works, I m never able to really look over the book before I get there on Frid I read this book outloud to the kids I volunteer with The story itself was ok, but the kids didn t seem that interested Also, I feel like books that use words from another language should include a pronunciation key in the back, I was struggling with some of the words If I were able to look over the book in advance, I guess this wouldn t have been a problem However, because of how the organization I volunteer with works, I m never able to really look over the book before I get there on Friday Traditional literature, trickster tale, West AfricaThe story has three sections Ananse s tricks on Kojo, Kojo s attempt to outwit him to win the Golden ring, and cat and dog s journey to rescue the ring from a girl who tricks Kojo This is not the first of the African tales I ve read that starts one way and ends up resolving an entirely different conflict Marc Brown s pastel watercolors are fun and expressive, a clear highlight of the story.