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From the Land of the White Birch: Three Ojibwa Tales

From the Land of the White Birch: Three Ojibwa Tales

by Shirley Neitzel, Daniel Powers (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 4Three pourquoi tales from the Ojibwa. The title page states that they were written by Neitzel; this presumably means "retold," though the only mention of their Native American background occurs on the book jacket. In one legend, a mischievous boy snares the sun. When the animals work to set the natural order in place again, Beaver's tail is burnt hairless, Bear's coat and nose are blackened, and Mouse, who was once a huge, white animal, is melted to her present size with an ashen-colored coat. The second story is another Native American version of an endless winter that was heroically ended, again with animal help. The last selection explains how a brave man escaped from the clutches of the fierce thunderbirds and drove them into the far mountains; the roar of their wings and the fire from their eyes in the clouds are all that remain. The tales are accompanied by charcoal illustrations and border motifs on each page. Each short selection is good for storytime, and the whole is a fine beginning chapter book.Ruth Semrau, formerly at Lovejoy School, Allen, TX

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River Road Publications, Incorporated
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Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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