The Parabola Storytime series is a collection of stories and myths by the leading storytellers of Native American tribes. Originally produced by Parabola magazine in audio format, many of these stories appear here in written form for the first time, with the permission of tribal elders, and are enhanced by artwork authentic to the tradition. These stories evoke the beauty, wisdom, and living spirit of surviving oral traditions.
In these six Iroquois tales, animals showcase the best of human emotions and spirit. Buzzard flies to the Creator to bring back clothes for all the birds. Tiny Chipmunk takes on massive and powerful Bear in a challenge to determine whether or not the sun will keep rising. In the title story, a young boy has lost his human family and finds love in the home of the Bears. Wise and foolish, cowardly and brave animals teach humans how to live better lives, while providing entertainment. This replaces 006021287X.
About the Author
Joseph Bruchac is a renowned storyteller of Abenaki ancestry who has performed all over the United States and throughout Europe. He has written more than 100 books for adults and children, including Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back, A Boy Called Slow: The True Story of Sitting Bull, and Keepers of the Earth, and his works have won numerous awards, including the IRA Young Adult Choices award and the Teacher's Choice award. He is a contributing editor to Parabola Magazine. He lives in Greenfield Center, New York. Murv Jacob is a painter and pipemaker of Kentucky-Cherokee descent. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Grand Award at the Trail of Tears Art Show. He lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.