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How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet: Native American Animal Origin Stories

Hausman, Gerald

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ISBN 10: 0060229063 / ISBN 13: 9780060229061
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1995
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ASHLEY WOLFF ON TITLE PAGE WITH ILLUSTRATED SKETCH. Blue board with black cloth spine, pictorial dust jacket, gorgeous full page color illustrations. Extremely slight rubbing to dust jacket, covers and pages crisp, clean and unmarked; a beautiful book in excellent condition. Record # 806752. Bookseller Inventory # 806752

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Title: How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet: Native American ...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Ashley Wolff

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Long ago animals could walk and talk like human beings. They were not at all as they appear today. These seven animal-origin stories, drawn from Koasati Creek, Navajo, and Tsimshian traditions, explain how animals went through difficult life lessons and with Mother Earth's help came to be the animals we know today.

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Hausman's (Turtle Island ABC) retelling of seven Navajo, Koasati Creek and Tsimshian tales is a standout in an increasingly crowded genre. His tone is casual and unpretentious, his rhythm and pacing impeccable. Because the stories all feature animals that in each tribe "are thought of as people," they offer many subtle lessons about human behavior. In "How Horse Got Fast," slow-footed Horse kindly waits for a poky caterpillar to cross his path. The caterpillar, who then changes into a butterfly, rewards Horse with swiftness rivaling his own. Most stories include a visit by beneficent Mother Earth, who rights wrongs and fosters harmony. Using her customary linoleum block prints painted with watercolors, Wolff (A Year of Beasts; A Year of Birds) strikingly combines detailed Native American borders with her almost classical, storybook-style illustrations-a fitting blend, given the book's artfully achieved relevance to two very different cultures. Ages 4-8.
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