Hutash the earth goddess must decide what to do with her tribe when the Chumash people grow too numerous for their island home. This unusual legend reveals how Hutash accomplished the dangerous task of sending half of them to the land across the water-and how she saved some of the Chumash from drowning by turning them into dolphins. “Wood and debut illustrator Florczak offer a transcendent adaptation of a Native American tale, their work a shining example of economy and elegance of text, originality of interpretation and dazzling illustrative technique.”--Publishers Weekly
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On the island of Limuw, where the heavens touch the sea, Hutash the earth goddess walked alone...
...until she planted the seeds from a sacred plant. Instead of flowers, beautiful people came forth from each plant and populated the lush island, forming the Chumash tribe. The Tribe flourished, but when the people became too numerous for their island, Hutash knew she must send half of them to the land across the water.
This unusual legend reveals how she accomplished this dangerous task- and how she saved some of the Chumash from drowning by transforming them into dolphins.
In a reverential retelling, Audrey Wood beautifully captures the spirit of this creation myth, and Robert Florczak's dramatic paintings bring to life the beauty of the Chumash people, their culture, and their environment.About the Author:
Audrey Wood is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House, Piggies, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, Heckedy Peg, and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were illustrated by her husband, Don Wood. The Woods divide their time between California and Hawaii.
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Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152654755
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152654755