How Chipmunk Got His Stripes (Picture Puffin Books)

by Joseph Bruchac

Other authorsJose Aruego (Illustrator), Ariane Dewey (Illustrator), James Bruchac (Author)
Paperback, 2003



Bear brags that he can do anything-even stop the sun from rising. Brown Squirrel doesn't believe him, so the two wait all night to see if the sun will rise. Sure enough, the sky reddens and the sun appears. Brown Squirrel is so happy to be right that he teases Bear. What happens when a little brown squirrel teases a big black bear? Brown Squirrel gets stripes and is called chipmunk from that day forward . . . Joseph and James Bruchac join forces to create this buoyant picture book, based on a Native American folktale.

This item was purchased with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon. Institute of Museum and Library Services:


Puffin Books (2003), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages


Original language



0142500216 / 9780142500217

Physical description

32 p.; 8 x 0.13 inches


1 copy
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