Grandfather Mountain: Stories of Gods and Heroes from Many Cultures

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A delightful companion volume to our bestselling Grandmothers' Stories, Grandfather Mountain explores what it means to be a grandfather. Our grandfathers are the tellers of stories, passing on the knowledge they have accumulated over the years, and sharing the lessons they've learned from the grandfathers who have gone before them, who in turn received them from their elders.

This is a unique anthology, which presents adventures of well-known gods and heroes taken from cultures all over the world, and explores the quests that challenge all males as they take the step into manhood.

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Burleigh Muten, is a pre-school teacher and mother of two children who lives with her family in Massachusetts. She is the founder of Hands of the Goddess Press, USA, which she created in order to publish her Return of the Goddess engagement calendar. She has also written Grandmothers' Stories (1999), published by Barefoot Books. Sian Bailey was born and brought up in Wales before moving to Brighton, where she gained her Diploma in Art and Design. She currently lives and works in Birkenhead with her husband Peter, who is also an illustrator. Sian has illustrated a number of highly acclaimed children's books, among them Sleeping Beauty (Orchard Books, 1996), Collins Treasury of Fairy Tales (HarperCollins, 1997) and The Snow Queen (Scholastic, 1998).

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Gr. 4-7. The author and the illustrator of Grandmothers' Stories (1999) bring together another lively global collection. This time, either the grandfather narrates or the story focuses on a strong, wise, male protagonist. From the Maori of New Zealand comes a creation myth. The Yoruba tale from Nigeria is the elemental yarn of a traveling hero who is suspiciously regarded as a stranger--until people discover that he is like them. The other six stories are from Greece, England, the Seneca of North America, the Aztecs of Mexico, the Shinto of Japan, and the Celts of Ireland. The storytelling is informal and immediate ("Let's eat and talk and explore our options"), and the spacious type and open design, with lots of action and various global landscapes in the gouache-and-watercolor pictures, make this an attractive volume for reading aloud and for storytelling. Appended is a lengthy general source list. Hazel Rochman
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