The Legend of Michigan

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Long, long ago, the ancient people of the forest gathered around warm fires and told the tale of a time long past, when the land known as "Michigane" was covered with ice and snow. For thousands of years the cruel North Wind ruled the land North of Up North, chasing away the gentle, benevolent winds from the East, West and South. Winter stayed the whole year round, so nothing could live in Michigane. Not until an old warrior and a young boy traveled through the frigid cold with nothing but warm hearts and an old ...
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Overview

Long, long ago, the ancient people of the forest gathered around warm fires and told the tale of a time long past, when the land known as "Michigane" was covered with ice and snow. For thousands of years the cruel North Wind ruled the land North of Up North, chasing away the gentle, benevolent winds from the East, West and South. Winter stayed the whole year round, so nothing could live in Michigane. Not until an old warrior and a young boy traveled through the frigid cold with nothing but warm hearts and an old pair of mittens was there hope that the frozen land would eventually come to life.Trinka Hakes Noble is the noted author of numerous award-winning picture books including The Scarlet Stockings Spy, the ever-popular Jimmy's Boa series and Meanwhile Back at the Ranch (both featured on Reading Rainbow). Her many awards include ALANotable Children's Book, Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, IRA-CBC Children's Choice, Learning: The Year's Ten Best, and several Junior Literary Guild Selections. Trinka makes her home in Bernardsville, New Jersey. The Legend of Michigan is the 20th book that Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen has illustrated for Sleeping Bear Press. His other titles include The Legend of Sleeping Bear, the #1 Midwest bestselling Legend of the Petoskey Stone, and Texas Bluebonnet runner-up Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot. Gijsbert and his family live in Bath, Michigan.
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Long ago, in the days before written records, the harsh North Wind ruled the ice-covered expanse known as Michigane. This cruel despot chased away the more gentle, benevolent winds from the East, the West, and the South, making the ancient land uninhabitable. Only a heroic expedition by an old warrior and a brave young boy brought an end to this year-round freeze. Here's a wintry tale that will warm your heart.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585362783
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Series: Myths, Legends, Fairy and Folktales
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 543,922
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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