The First Strawberries
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The First Strawberries : A Cherokee Story

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From an award-winning Native American storyteller comes this captivating re-telling of a Cherokee legend, which explains how strawberries came to be. Long ago, the first man and woman quarrelled. The woman left in anger, but the Sun sent tempting berries to Earth to slow the wifeshow more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 136.08g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • PUFFIN
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • colour illustrations
  • 0140564098
  • 9780140564099
  • 312,956

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Praise for The First Strawberries... "Spare text, an uncomplicated story line and gentle illustrations keep this quiet but resonant tale accessible to even the youngest child"--Publishers Weekly "Quietly luminous watercolors capture details of dress, dwelling, implements, flora, and fauna against an open landscape of rolling hills."--Kirkus Reviewshow more

About Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac (www.josephbruchac.com) is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children includingCode Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, andThe Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website"show more
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