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The girl who helped thunder and other Native American folktales

Author: James Bruchac; Joseph Bruchac; Stefano Vitale
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Twenty-four Native American legends and tales from across the United States capture a wide range of belief systems and wisdom from the Cherokee, Cheyenne, Hopi, Lenape, Maidu, Seminole, Seneca, and other tribes. The beautifully retold tales, each with an informative introduction, range from creation stories and animal fables to stirring accounts of bravery and sacrifice.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Children's nonfiction
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Bruchac; Joseph Bruchac; Stefano Vitale
ISBN: 9781402732638 1402732635
OCLC Number: 124036200
Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Northeast --
How stories came to be (Seneca) --
Girl who helped thunder (Lenape) --
Maushop, the good giant (Wampanoag) --
Southeast --
Ball game between the birds and animals (Cherokee) --
Turtle's race with wolf (Seminole) --
How rabbit got wisdom (Creek) --
Coming of corn (Choctaw) --
Great Plains --
Sister and her seven brothers (Cheyenne) --
How the buffalo came to be (Lakota) --
Old Man and the rolling rock (Blackfeet) --
Bear man (Pawnee) --
Southwest --
How the people came to the upper world (Hopi) --
Hero twins (Navajo) --
Why moon has one eye (Isleta Pueblo) --
California --
Moon and frog old woman (Maidu) --
Story of Tu-tok-a-nu-la (Miwok) --
How Earth Elder made the acorn tree (Pomo) --
Why owl lives away from the people (Wiyot) --
Northwest --
How the drum came to the people (Salish) --
Two sisters who married stars (Yakama) --
Boy who went with the seals (Wasco) --
Far North --
Beluga-skin Bedaarka (Aluutiq) --
Blind boy and the loon (Inuit) --
How raven brought back the sun (Koyukon Alhabascan) --
Sources.
Responsibility: retold by James Bruchac and Joseph Bruchac ; illustrated by Stefano Vitale.
Local System Bib Number:
161539

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Offers legends that come from Native American peoples across America. Illustrated with original art, this title captures a wide range of belief systems and wisdom from the Cherokee, Cheyenne, Hopi,  Read more...
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