Ticky-Ticky is a twelve-year-old with a secret: He is the youngest son of the infamous trickster Anansi the Spider-man. Hiding in the human world, Ticky-Ticky fears his father’s enemies will recognize and punish him for being the butt of Anansi’s embarrassing pranks.
Now, the joke’s on Ticky-Ticky. A school incident forces him to follow his missing father’s footsteps on a dangerous quest across time and reality. Riding a magical ghost-bat canoe with a dog of the dead as his guide, Ticky-Ticky encounters Anansi’s folkloric foes out for revenge. After a lifetime of avoiding his father’s legacy, can Ticky-Ticky find his father before he loses his life or even worse: becomes just like him?
This is part one of a trilogy.
Michael Auld was born in Jamaica, West Indies. As long as he could remember, Anansi has been an inseparable part of his life. He came to the United States at 19 years old and has been entertaining audiences as a storyteller, teacher, and a critically acclaimed artist ever since. His ANANSESEM comic strip about Anansi the Spider-man was featured in newspapers throughout the Caribbean and South America for many years. Michael incorporates his research on folkloric traditions of the Americas in writing, printmaking and sculptures. To find out more about his Anansi the Spider-man, go to Michael's website at anansistories.com