The Precious Gift: A Navaho Creation Myth

The Precious Gift: A Navaho Creation Myth

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First Man sends various animals to retrieve a drop of fresh water in order for him to create a stream or a lake in their parched land. But each one who tries fails, and their future is determined. Otter and beaver must live in the swampland; turtle and frog will dine on bugs. There seems to be no way to get the fresh water they need--until success comes from an unlikely source. Full color.

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ISBN-13: 9780689804809
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 04/01/1996
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.08(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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The Precious Gift 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jill.Barrington on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Part of the Navaho creation myth is told. The myth explains why animals are a certain way.The book would be useful in studying various myths of other Native Americans or other Navaho myths.