The First Strawberries

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Joseph Bruchac
Illustrator(s):
Anna Vojtech
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Puffin
ISBN:
978-0140564099
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

This book is a re-telling of a Cherokee legend, which explains how strawberries came to be. Long ago, the first man and woman quarreled. The woman left in anger, but the Sun sent tempting berries to Earth to slow the wife’s retreat. Luminous paintings complement the simple, lyrical text.

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