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The Boy Who Made Dragonfly: A Zuni Myth

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ISBN13: 9780826309105
ISBN10: 0826309100
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As readers of Tony Hillerman's detective novels know, he is a skilled interpreter of southwestern Indian cultures. In this book, first published in 1972 and now in paperback, he recounts a Zuni myth first recorded a century ago by the anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing. Hillerman's version of the story, written to be read by children ten years old and up, will have equal appeal for adults with an interest in Native American culture.

"In our society," Hillerman explains, "this would be called a 'Bible story. Like stories based on the Old Testament, this narrative is intended to teach both the history and morality of a people." It tells the consequences of a drought in which the Zuni crops were ruined and the tribe was forced to accept charity from the neighboring Hopis.

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A Zuni myth first recorded a century ago.

About the Author

Tony Hillerman (1925-2008), an Edgar Award-winning novelist, was best known for the Jim Chee Mystery series, which earned him the Navajo people's appreciation as "special friend to the Dineh." A former reporter and newspaper editor, Hillerman was a member of the journalism faculty at the University of New Mexico from 1965-1987. He served as chairman of the journalism department from 1966-1974.

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crystalsprings3, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by crystalsprings3)
This is a fabulous book that should be reprinted - and with more illustrations!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780826309105
ill.:
Grado, Janet
Author:
Grado, Janet
Author:
Hillerman, Tony
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Native American
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Zuni Indians
Subject:
Indians of North America -- New Mexico -- Folklore.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- New Mexico.
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-North American
Subject:
American Indians
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
67
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
87
Dimensions:
8.10x5.44x.26 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
05-08

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