The Sun's Daughter
Call Number: Purdy Kresge Library Juvenile Non-Fiction 398 .2089975 Sh55su
Publication Date: 2005-03-28
Once there was a time when the people of the earth did not have to tend the fields, for the Sun’s daughtersMaize, Pumpkin, and Red Beanwalked among them, leaving lush crops wherever they stepped. But then headstrong Maize disobeyed her mother and was trapped by cold, lonely Silver, and the Sun vowed not to touch the earth again until Maize was returned. How the tiny pewee bird saved Maize and kept the people from starving is eloquently told in this tale, which, though based on an Iroquois legend, parallels the Greek myth of Persephone and Demeter. The lovely, unusual images in the text are dramatically complemented by R. Gregory Christie’s masterful paintings. Afterword.
Morning on the Lake
Call Number: Purdy-Kresge Library Wills Juvenile PE W1113m
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
In the first of three linked stories, a young boy and his grandfather set out in a birchbark canoe early one spring morning. Together, they discover the peaceful beauty of the lake. In the second story, the sun rises high in the summer sky as they climb a rocky cliff for a bird's-eye view of the land. And, finally, as an autumn night descends, they venture into the woods. Under the patient and gentle guidance of his grandfather, the boy gradually comes to respect the ways of nature and to understand his own place in the world.
The Legend of the Lady Slipper
Call Number: Purdy Kresge Library Juvenile Non-Fiction 398. 2089973 L972l
Publication Date: 1999-03-26
The lady slipper grows in the northern woods to mark the courage and strength of a small girl who lived there long ago - a girl who saved her people from a terrible disease by listening carefully to the whispering snow, the rumbling ice, and the dancing northern lights. Illustrated with paintings as graceful and delicate as the lady slipper itself, this unforgettable retelling shows how a child's lost slippers became one of nature's most lovely spring flowers.
Spider Spins a Story
Call Number: Purdy Kresge Library Juvenile Non-Fiction 398.208997 Sp42
Publication Date: 1997-07-01
Beautifully illustrated with the exceptional artwork of six Native American illustrators, this collection of spider legends and myths is endorsed by tribal authorities. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the American Indian Theater Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Full color.
The Snail Girl Brings Water
Call Number: Purdy Kresge Library Juvenile Non-Fiction 398.2089972 K192g
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
When the People emerge from below the earth into the world we live in today, they discover there is no fresh water. Someone must go back down into the old world below the sea to bring back some pure water so that First Woman can sing her song of magic and make many streams and rivers flow. Snail Girl saves the day in this retelling of a traditional Navajo creation myth.
The Rough-Face Girl
Call Number: Purdy Kresge Library Juvenile Non-Fiction 398 .2089973 M365r
Publication Date: 1992-04-29
In an Algonquin village by the shores of Lake Ontario, many young women have tried to win the affections of the powerful Invisible Being who lives with his sister in a great wigwam near the forest. Then comes Rough-Face Girl, scarred from working by the fire. Can she succeed where her beautiful, cruel sisters have failed?
The Boy Who Lived with the Bears
Call Number: Purdy Kresge Library Juvenile Non-Fiction 398 .2089975 B83b
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
The Parabola Storytime series is a collection of stories and myths by the leading storytellers of Native American tribes. Originally produced by "Parabola" magazine in audio format, many of these stories appear here in written form for the first time, with the permission of tribal elders, and are enhanced by artwork authentic to the tradition. These stories evoke the beauty, wisdom, and living spirit of surviving oral traditions. In these six Iroquois tales, animals showcase the best of human emotions and spirit. Buzzard flies to the Creator to bring back clothes for all the birds. Tiny Chipmunk takes on massive and powerful Bear in a challenge to determine whether or not the sun will keep rising. In the title story, a young boy has lost his human family and finds love in the home of the Bears. Wise and foolish, cowardly and brave animals teach humans how to live better lives, while providing entertainment. This replaces 006021287X.
The Trail of Tears
Call Number: Purdy Kresge Library Juvenile Non-Fiction 975.0049755 B83t
Publication Date: 1999-09-21
In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Spirit of the Cedar People
Call Number: Purdy Kresge Library Juvenile Non-Fiction 398.208997 L539sp
Publication Date: 1998-09-15
Echoes of the Elders was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Now, Spirit of the Cedar People is a second volume of myths and legends drawn from the oral tradition of the Northwest Coast Indians. A companion audio CD features the voice of the chief reading these powerful stories. An ALA Notable Children's Book. Full color.