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All the Stars in the Sky

All the Stars in the Sky

C. J. Taylor

Folklore / Fiction / Childrens

The heavens -- the sun, the stars, and the moon -- have inspired, intrigued, and mystified us from the beginning of time. We've always searched for ways to comprehend their beauty and their meaning. Mohawk artist and author C. J. Taylor has drawn from First Nations legends from across North America to present a fascinating collection of stories inspired by the night skies.The legends -- Salish, Onondaga, Blackfoot, Netsilik (Inuit), Wasco, Ojibwa, and Cherokee -- are by turns funny, beautiful, tragic, and frightening, but each one is infused with a sense of awe.From the Ojibwa legend of the great hunter, White Hawk, and his love for an unattainable maiden, or the Salish legend of a magical lake that is threatened when human beings turn greedy and lose their respect for its gifts and for the sun's power, to the delightful Cherokee legend of Grandmother Spider who brought light to the world, this is an important collection that is enhanced by Taylor's glorious...
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Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople

Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople

C. J. Taylor

Folklore / Fiction / Childrens

From the heartbreaking Mi'kmaq story of Minnow, a mermaid in the Atlantic who must choose between two worlds to that of Water Lily and her five brothers, told by the Coos in British Columbia, creatures that inhabit fantastic realms appear in many First Nation stories. C. J. Taylor draws from those stories and from her own Mohawk heritage in this collection of haunting tales about some of the powerful spirits who touch the lives of human folk. The spirits of heaven and earth from the Ute help bring an understanding of the stars in the sky. The Cree story, "Souls in the Fog," presents the battle between the good and the evil-minded. The Ojibwa "Fairy Village" is a unique and touching love story. Illustrated with her own powerful oil paintings, this is a collection to read and an excellent story-teller's resource.From the Hardcover edition.
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