Folktales Native Americans

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

By Paul Goble (storyteller and illustrator)

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Goble's Caldecott Medal-winning book tells the story of a young Native American girl who is devoted to the care of her tribe's horses. With simple text and brilliant illustrations, Goble reveals how she eventually becomes one of them to forever run free.
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How Coyote Stole the Summer: a Native American folktale

By Stephen Krensky and Kelly Dupre (illustrator)

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Brrr! Coyote is always cold! That's because it's winter all year long. But Old Woman has something amazing called summer. It's tied up in a little bag in her tipi. Coyote and his friends Wolf, Moose, Elk, Stag, and Antelope make a plan to steal summer. But when Coyote grabs the bag, Old Woman's children chase after him. Will his plan work? Will everyone have a chance to share summer's warmth? Find out what happens in this fast-paced tale!
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The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story

By Joseph Bruchac, reteller

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A quarrel between the first man and the first woman is reconciled when the Sun causes strawberries to grow out of the earth.

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The Rough-face Girl

By Rafe Martin

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In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being. Suggested for ages 6-10.
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