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Earth tales from around the world

Author: Michael J Caduto
Publisher: Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These stories from around the world grew from the very earth upon which they were first told.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Caduto
ISBN: 1555919685 9781555919689
OCLC Number: 36485888
Description: xvi, 192 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Earth: Origin of the ocean / Guajiro (Colombia and Venezuela) --
The coming of Earth / Cherokee (United States) --
The earthquake fish / (Japan) --
Earth words / (France) --
Sky: Why the sky is high / (Mangaia/Polynesia) --
Hare rescues the sun / Inuit (Sibera) --
First people make the starts / Dine/Navajo (United States) --
The seven sisters / Aboriginal (Australia) --
A golden angel egg / (Czechoslovakia) --
Fire: The coming of fire / Aboriginal (Australia) --
Hippo befriends fire / Krobo (Ghana) --
Pele's wrath of fire / (Hawaii) --
Princess Firefly's lovers / (Japan) --
Water: Natsilane & the killer whales / Tlingit (Canada and United States) --
Crab & the water animals / Naga (India) --
The tortoise & the egrets / (Tibet) --
The porpoise wife / (Caroline Islands/Micronesia) --
Hummingbird & the selfish fox / Yamana (Tierra del Fuego) --
Seasons & weather: Earth & sky reconcile / Yoruba (Nigeria) --
Nanabozho brings the seasons / Anishinabe/Ojibwa or Chippewa (Canada and United States) --
Rainbow / Guajiro (Colombia and Venezuela) --
The wrath of March / (Italy) --
A basket of friendship / (Korea). Plants: The bay-tree girl / (Greece) --
Kospi & the first flowers / Tehuelche (Argentina) --
Befriended by flowers / (Vietnam) --
The coming of seeds & gardens / Chorote (Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay) --
An elfin harvest / (Scandinavia) --
Animals: How lion lost the power of flight / (South Africa) --
Abu l'Hssein, the generous / Arab (Egypt) --
Mighty tiger & the hare / Hui (China) --
The first bats / Jakaltec-Maya (Guatemala and Mexico) --
Hedgehog races deer / (Germany) --
Whither the animals' freedom? / (Poland) --
Circle of life: First people: children of the Macaques / Lisu (China) --
Death becomes final / Caduveo (Brazil) --
Magpie & the bird nests / (England) --
The caprice of heron & crane / (Russia) --
Stewardship: Disappearing flowers / Arab (Syria) --
Turtle returns the gift / (Japan) --
The fairy circle / Celtic (Ireland and Scottish Highlands) --
The pumpkin seed bird / Creole (Martinique) --
Wisdom: The wisdom of nature / Swahili (Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar) --
Four who made a tiger / Kannada (India) --
The silkies & the fisherman's sons / Gypsy/Traveller (Scotland) --
The garden of wisdom / Jewish (Israel) --
First tail, last tale: Tell tails / Maya (Guatemala and Mexico).
Responsibility: Michael J. Caduto ; illustrations by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol.

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