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The first strawberries : a Cherokee story

by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 14 of 15 copies
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CLP - Carrick Children's Folk & Fairytale qj E99.C5 B885 1993
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Folk & Fairytale qj E99.C5 B885 1993
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CLP - Hazelwood Children's Folk & Fairy qj E99.C5 B885 1993
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CLP - Lawrenceville Children's Folk & Fairytale qj E99.C5 B885 1993
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CLP - South Side Children's Folk & Fairytale qj E99.C5 B885 1993
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Folk & Fairytale qj E99.C5 B885 1993
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CLP - Woods Run Children's Folk & Fairytale qj E99.C5 B885 1993
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Summary
The author, a renowned Native American storyteller, explains how strawberries came into the world--the sun sends various berries to reunite the first man and woman after a quarrel, but only the strawberries had the power. Today they are a symbol of friendship and respect. Watercolor illustrations.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-8. At the beginning of the world, a man and a woman marry and live happily together until, one day, the wife picks flowers instead of preparing dinner. Stung by her husband's anger and his coldness, the woman vows to leave him and swiftly walks away. He cannot catch up with her, so the remorseful man enlists the help of the sun, which magically makes first raspberries, then blueberries, then blackberries spring up beside her path. But only when a carpet of strawberries appears before her does she stop, pick, and eat. Their sweetness leads her to forgive her husband, and they are reunited. This Cherokee tale explains the origin of strawberries and reminds us "that friendship and respect are as sweet as the taste of ripe, red berries." Told simply and directly, the tale reads well. The artwork, combining watercolors with color pencils, celebrates the natural world simplified, softened, and sunlit. A delectable choice for reading aloud, with or without a basketful of wild strawberries to pass around. ~--Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This legend explains the origins of strawberries, grown by the sun to help the first man and woman patch a quarrel. "Spare text, an uncomplicated story line and gentle illustrations keep this quiet but resonant tale accessible to even the youngest child," said PW. Ages 4-8. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cherokee Indians -- Folklore.
Indians of North America -- Folklore.
Strawberries -- Folklore.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,1993
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Vojtech, Anna.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 0803713312
0803713320 (lib.)
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