Muwin and the magic hare

by Shetterly, Susan Hand, 1942-

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 398.2 USA INDIAN She
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 398.2 USA INDIAN She
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections rj FICTION Muwin
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Bear pursues an old snowshoe hare, unaware that it is actually the Great Magic Hare of the Woods.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. With the feeling of an oral tale, this is the story of Muwin, a bear who does not wish to sleep his winter sleep. Instead, he gives chase to a snow hare, not realizing that the hare is really Mahtoqehs, the Great Magic Hare of the Woods. Mahtoqehs leads Muwin to the fires of those who are not what they seem--a hunter, an old woman, and a chief--and at each fire Muwin hears a story. At the last fire, he feasts and dances, only to awaken in the falling snow. A young boy in a canoe offers to return Muwin to his den for the winter sleep the bear now desires. Muwin asks, "`Are you Mahtoqehs?'. . . A funnel of snow spun in front of the canoe. It rose into the air against the snowflakes coming down. It looked to Muwin like an enormous snowshoe hare." A combination of tales within a tale, the story has good pacing and momentum. The illustrations are sometimes dark and muddy, their compositions uninspired, but they still have some power and reflect the text adequately. The book will have wide appeal and will lend itself to storytelling and reading aloud as well as to use across the curriculum. A pronunciation guide and some background on the Passamaquoddy people are included. ~--Janice Del Negro"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Passamaquoddy Indians -- Folklore.
Tales -- Passamaquoddy Bay (N.B. and Me.)
Indians of North America -- Folklore.
Folklore -- United States.
Folklore -- Canada.
Publisher New York :Atheneum,1993
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Shetterly, Robert, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780689316999
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