A Ring of Tricksters: Animal Tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa

by Virginia Hamilton
Release date: 1997
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, short stories, young adult

Illustrated by Barry Moser.

Meet America's Bruh Fox, the West Indies' Anansi spider, Africa's Cunnie Rabbit, and many more fantastic animals in witty tales from three rich traditions of storytelling. Following the migration of stories via the slave trade during the Plantation Era, Hamilton presents readers with a fascinating history of the first African Americans and the wonderful stories they brought with them to the West Indies and America.

(updated 2012-02-19)

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