First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale

By ALLEN, Nancy Kelly

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9781628552164 9781628552072 9781628552348
Publisher
Sylvan Dell


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grade 4

K-Gr 2—Long ago, "when the world was new," Earth had no fire. Then the Thunders threw a lightning bolt, striking a sycamore tree on an island. Seeing the smoking tree, the animals wanted and needed that fire, but didn't know how to get to the island to carry fire back. Many animals wanted the honor of bringing fire across the water, but Raven, citing his great strength, made the first attempt. While Raven perched on a branch trying to figure out how to accomplish his task, fire scorched ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

A Cherokee pourquoi folktale explains both how a spider brought fire to the animals and the origins of particular animals' characteristics: ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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