Favorite North American Indian Legends (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)

by Philip Smith (Editor)

Paperback, 1994



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Dover Publications (1994), Edition: Illustrated, 96 pages


History. Nonfiction. HTML: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.… (more)

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Book Description: Dover Publications. Favorite North American Indian Legends Children's Thrift Classics Paperback, 96 pages Dover Publications New York, USA ISBN 0486278220 Dimensions in millimeters: 207 x 133 x 6 Dimensions in inches: 8.15 x 5.24 x 0.24 Editor: Philip Smith
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Cute little read!


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