Nicola Christie-Veitch con Anansi Ayuda a Un Amigo: Un Cuento Jamaicano Tradicional (Las Aventuras de Anansi en el Gran Bosque Tropical nº 1)
Anansi the Spider is a known trickster. This time he uses his tricking ways to help his friend Monkey escape from Tiger. Find out how two little creatures are able to trick the largest animal in the rainforest!
This story is ideal for young beginning learners of Spanish. The language is easy to understand and will help reinforce animals, plants and the use of the present tense in Spanish. Students will enjoy playing the roles of Anansi, Monkey and Tiger as they re-enact the scenes in the story in language reinforcement activities.
Have fun traveling with Anansi on his adventures in the Great Fern Forest!
About Anansi Stories
Anansi stories travelled from West Africa on the lips of the Ashanti people across perilous waters in slave ships, to reach the shores of the Caribbean and parts of the USA hundreds of years ago during the transatlantic slave trade. As the slaves worked on the plantations, they continued telling Anansi Stories as their way of escaping from the reality of their harsh conditions. Anansi was a spider, and sometimes a man, who was able to use trickery to escape from any difficult situation and get what he wanted. The tradition of Anansi storytelling still survives today, and the stories are told in several languages not only in the Caribbean region but also in West Africa, where the stories originated, and Southern USA.
This re-told story, like others in the series "Las Aventuras de Anansi en el Gran Bosque Tropical", seeks to portray Anansi in a positive light. He is not selfish. He uses his gift of trickery to help those considered weaker and less important in the rainforest, while putting to shame those trying to take advantage of them.
The stories are also available in English and French, and are suitable for young beginning learners of these languages.
About the Author
Nicola Christie-Veitch is a Spanish, French and English as a Second Language teacher who has taught in Jamaica (her native country), Bermuda and Barbados. She is also a former radio and television broadcaster and a producer of educational audio programs at the Ministry of Education in Jamaica.
She has a passion for teaching and ensuring that students enjoy learning a foreign language!