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Favorite North American Indian Legends
by Philip Smith


Overview - Here is a treasury of charming tales brimming with the humor, whimsy and imagination characteristic of Native American folklore. Specially chosen from children, the stories include an Algonquin tale of how Glooskap conquered the Great Bull-Frog, and how pollywogs, crabs, leeches, and other water creatures were created; -The Meeting of the Wild Animals, - a Tsimshian myth recounting how the four seasons came into being and why all animals are afraid of the porcupine; -The Bear Man, - a Cherokee legend about a hunter who lived with her prey; and -The Man Who Married the Moon, - a Pueblo tale of a great chief, his beautiful wife, and the treachery of two evil corn maidens.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Here is a treasury of charming tales brimming with the humor, whimsy and imagination characteristic of Native American folklore. Specially chosen from children, the stories include an Algonquin tale of how Glooskap conquered the Great Bull-Frog, and how pollywogs, crabs, leeches, and other water creatures were created; -The Meeting of the Wild Animals, - a Tsimshian myth recounting how the four seasons came into being and why all animals are afraid of the porcupine; -The Bear Man, - a Cherokee legend about a hunter who lived with her prey; and -The Man Who Married the Moon, - a Pueblo tale of a great chief, his beautiful wife, and the treachery of two evil corn maidens.
These and nine other authentic tales offer a wealth of reading entertainment as well as insight into American Indian life and culture. Six new full-page illustrations by Thea Kliros enhance the text, printed in large, easy-to-read type.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780486278223
  • ISBN-10: 0486278220
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: July 1994
  • Page Count: 96
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-14

Series: Dover Children's Thrift Classics

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic - General

 
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