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Synopsis: Raweno, Master of all Spirits and Everything-Maker, made the world and everything in it, but nothing gave him quite so much trouble as Owl! This retelling of a traditional Kanienke-haka (Mohawk) creation legend will have readers of all ages laughing at the irrepressible but indecisive bird. "This will make a fine story-hour choice and an interesting addition to units on Native Americans."--Booklist.
From Publishers Weekly:
Gates visits her Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) heritage for this pourquoi story about the habits and appearance of the owl. Raweno, "master of all spirits and everything-maker," molds prototypes of all the creatures of the woodlands, then tells each bird or beast to decide on its colors "and however else you wish to be." As Fox, Sparrow, Squirrel et al. take turns declaring their choices, Owl keeps up a steady barrage of suggestions ("Fox should be yellow like the sun"). Raweno is aggravated, but the reader will likely be amused, especially as Miyake supplies thought balloons that show Owl's envisionings (e.g., Fox as lemon-yellow, with a short, stocky torso). The effect is all the more comic given the sobriety of Miyake's full-spread illustrations, which demonstrate a clear reverence for nature. In the end, Raweno silences Owl: "Because I work only by day, you will be awake only at night." He further punishes intrusive Owl by making his neck short, saying, "You will watch only what is in front of you"-and thus strikes the only false note here. Owls, including the long-eared owl depicted, can rotate their heads through 180 degrees or more, a fact undoubtedly known by Kanienkehaka storytellers. Ages 4-up.
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Title: Owl Eyes
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP26376172
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0688124720I3N01
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0688124720I3N00
Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0688124720
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Book Description Lothrop Lee & Shepard, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition Stated. Very slight edgewear, else appears unread. Price intact. Bookseller Inventory # 0202198
Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Carol Bancroft & Friends (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0688124720
Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0688124720
Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020688124720