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How Raven Stole the Sun (Tales of the People)

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A long time ago, Raven was pure white, like fresh snow in winter. This was so long ago that the only light came from campfires, because a greedy chief kept the stars, moon, and sun locked up in elaborately carved boxes. Determined to free them, the shape-shifting Raven resourcefully transformed himself into the chief's baby grandson and cleverly tricked him into opening the boxes and releasing the starlight and moonlight. Though tired of being stuck in human form, Raven maintained his disguise until he got the chief to open the box with the sun and flood the world with daylight, at which point he gleefully transformed himself back into a raven. When the furious chief locked him in the house, Raven was forced to escape through the small smokehole at the top — and that's why ravens are now black as smoke instead of white as snow.

This engaging Tlingit story is brought to life in painterly illustrations that convey a sense of the traditional life of the Northwest Coast peoples.

About the Tales of the People series:

Created with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Tales of the People is a series of children's books celebrating Native American culture with illustrations and stories by Indian artists and writers. In addition to the tales themselves, each book also offers four pages filled with information and photographs exploring various aspects of Native culture, including a glossary of words in different Indian languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789201638
ill.:
Vigil, Felix
Author:
Vigil, Felix
Author:
Williams, Mari A.
Publisher:
Abbeville Kids
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Native American
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Tlingit Indians
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Tales of the People
Series Volume:
105-165
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
29
Dimensions:
9.6 x 9.5 in 11.2 oz
Age Level:
04-08

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