A Story, A Story (Atheneum, 1970, PZ8.1.H139 St); an African tale, retold and illus. by Haley
A Story, A Story retells the African tale of how, when there were no stories in the world for children to hear, the trickster Anansi obtained them from the Sky God. The book was produced after Gail E. Haley spent a year in the Caribbean researching the African roots of many Caribbean tales. It was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1971.
The book was animated by filmmaker Gene Deitch for Weston Woods Studios in 1971. The animation was carried out at Kratky Film Prague, with the narration by Dr John Akar and “African music recreated” by Dr Vaclav Kubica using African instruments loaned from the Náprstek Museum Prague.