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Why the Crocodile Has a Wide Mouth : and Other Nature Myths.

Author: Florence Holbrook
Publisher: Dover Publications, 2013.
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These 54 stories describe in simple folktale style why the rabbit is timid and the bear has a short tail, how summer came to the Earth, and other amazing tales. Gathered from primitive cultures around the world, these beguiling stories will delight youngsters and anyone interested in folklore from faraway lands. 29 illustrations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Florence Holbrook
ISBN: 1306360498 9781306360494 9780486148991 0486148998
OCLC Number: 868969222
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title Page; Bibliographical Note; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; The Story of the First Humming-Bird; Part I. The Great Fire-Mountain; Part II. The Frolic of the Flames; Part III. The Bird of Flame; The Story of the First Butterflies; The Story of the First Woodpecker; Why the Woodpecker's Head Is Red; Why the Cat Always Falls upon Her Feet; Why the Swallow's Tail Is Forked; Why the White Hares Have Black Ears; Why the Magpie's Nest Is Not Well Built; Why the Raven's Feathers Are Black; How Fire Was Brought to the Indians; Part I. Seizing the Firebrand. Part II. The Firebrand in the ForestPart III. The Firebrand in the Pond; How the Quail Became a Snipe; Why the Serpent Sheds His Skin; Why the Dove Is Timid; Why the Parrot Repeats the Words of Men; The Story of the First Mocking-Bird; Why the Tail of the Fox Has a White Tip; The Story of the First Frog; Why the Rabbit Is Timid; Why the Peetweet Cries for Rain; Why the Bear Has a Short Tail; Why the Wren Flies Close to the Earth; Why the Hoofs of the Deer Are Split; The Story of the First Grasshopper; The Story of the Oriole; Why the Peacock's Tail Has a Hundred Eyes. The Story of the Bees and the FliesThe Story of the First Moles; The Story of the First Ants; The Face of the Manito; The Story of the First Diamonds; The Story of the First Pearls; The Story of the First Emeralds; Why the Evergreen Trees Never Lose Their Leaves; Why the Aspen Leaves Tremble; How the Blossoms Came to the Heather; How Flax Was Given to Men; Why the Juniper Has Berries; Why the Sea Is Salt; The Story of the First Whitefish; Was It the First Turtle?; Why the Crocodile Has a Wide Mouth; The Story of the Picture on the Vase; Why the Water in Rivers Is Never Still. How the Raven Helped MenThe Story of the Earth and the Sky; How Summer Came to the Earth; Part I; Part II; The Story of the First Snowdrops; Why the Face of the Moon Is White; Why All Men Love the Moon; Why There Is a Hare in the Moon; The Children in the Moon; Why There Is a Man in the Moon; The Twin Stars; The Lantern and the Fan.

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These 54 stories describe in simple folktale style why the rabbit is timid and the bear has a short tail, how summer came to the Earth, and other amazing tales. Gathered from primitive cultures around the world, these beguiling stories will delight youngsters and anyone interested in folklore from faraway lands. 29 illustrations.

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