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The earth is on a fish's back; tales of beginnings,

Author: Natalia Maree Belting; Esta Nesbitt
Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Legends of creations collected from folklore all over the world. Grades 4-6.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Folklore Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Belting, Natalia Maree, 1915-1997.
Earth is on a fish's back.
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1965]
(OCoLC)567831683
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalia Maree Belting; Esta Nesbitt
OCLC Number: 834654
Description: 91 pages illustrations 25 cm
Contents: How man learned to build houses (Northeast India) --
How Spider taught women to weave (Chaco Indians, Argentina) --
How men brought fire to Earth (Snake Indians, California) --
The origin of corn (Ojibwa Indians) --
How Grasshopper came to be and men obtained tobacco (Ojibwa Indians) --
How it came about that there is a sun and a moon (Kutenai Indians, western United States) --
Why the sun is brighter than the moon (Lilloet Indians, British Columbia) --
Why there is both day and night (Ojibwa Indians) --
How night was let loose and all the animals came to be (Mundurucu Indians, Brazil) --
Why there is thunder and lightning (Buriats, Siberia) --
Why there are shooting stars (Zuni Indians, California) --
Why there are four seasons in the year (Chippewayan Indians) --
Why the ocean is salty (Philippines) --
Why the mountains are snow-covered (Northeast India) --
Why the moon has scars on her face (Baiga, India) --
How Coyote brought back people after the flood (Miwok Indians, California) --
Why some animals live with man (Liberia) --
Why dog has a fur coat and woman has seven tempers (Altaic people, Siberia) --
Why crow is black and men find precious stones in the earth (Palungs, Burma) --
How men learned to sing songs (Middle India) --
How man learned about evil (Kuki tribe of Assam, Africa).
Responsibility: by Natalia Belting. Illustrated by Esta Nesbitt.

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Legends of creations collected from folklore all over the world. Grades 4-6.

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