Engaging and inspirational, these folktales, legends, fables and myths come from Native American peoples across the United States.
Richly illustrated with original art, they capture a wide range of beliefs, stories and wisdom from the Cherokee, Cheyenne, Hopi, Lenape, Maidu, Seminole, Seneca, and other tribes.
The beautifully retold tales, all with informative introductions, range from creation myths to animal fables to stirring accounts of bravery and sacrifice.
Find out how stories first came to be and how the People came to the upper world. Meet Rabbit, the clever and irresistible Creek trickster. See how the buffalo saved the Lakota people and why the Pawnee continue to do the Bear Dance to this very day.
This book has lasted the test of time for a reason. Stefano Vitale's art showcases a stunning array of animal figures, masks, totems, and rug patterns, all done in nature's palette of brilliant turquoises, earth browns, shimmering sun-yellow, vivid fire-orange, and the deep blues of a dark night.
This is a beautiful book to look at and an engaging one to read.
Stories collected and retold by James and Joseph Bruchac and illustrations are by Stefano Vitale.