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Why the sun and the moon live in the sky : an African folktale

Author: Elphinstone Dayrell; Blair Lent; Houghton Mifflin Company.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©1968.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An African folktale tells how the sun and water once lived on earth as friends, but because the sun failed to build his house large enough, he and his wife, the moon, were driven into the sky when the water came to visit them.
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Genre/Form: Caldecott Medal
Fiction
Folklore
Juvenile works
Folk tales
Juvenile literature
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Publishers' advertisements
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dayrell, Elphinstone, 1869-1917.
Why the sun and the moon live in the sky.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin [1968]
(OCoLC)575854347
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elphinstone Dayrell; Blair Lent; Houghton Mifflin Company.
ISBN: 0395296099 9780395296097 0395539633 9780395539637 0395253810 9780395253816
OCLC Number: 256483
Notes: Originally published in 1910 in the author's Folk stories from southern Nigeria, West Africa.
Publisher's advertisement on dust jacket.
Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 1969.
Description: 26 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Folk stories from southern Nigeria, West Africa.
Responsibility: by Elphinstone Dayrell ; illustrations by Blair Lent.

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An African folktale tells how the sun and water once lived on earth as friends, but because the sun failed to build his house large enough, he and his wife, the moon, were driven into the sky when the water came to visit them.

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