How Iwariwa the Cayman Learned to Share: A Yanomami Myth

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Author/artist George Crespo has created a colorful, spirited retelling of a story from the Yanomami people of the Amazon rain forest, accompanied by his energetic, brightly hued paintings. All the animals have always eaten their food raw, because they never knew it could be any other way. But Iwariwa the cayman has a special magic that makes his food hot and delicious, and he's not sharing. With clever planning and split-second teamwork, the other animals get the better of the selfish cayman and persuade him to part with his secret. Note, pronunciation guide, map. A portion of the author's royalties will be donated to Amanaka'a Amazon Network/Yanomami Health Fund.

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The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

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"Use this playful myth for its story or as extension in whole-language units on the rain forest." (School Library Journal)

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