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How Raven Stole the Sun (Tales of the People)
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Tlingit;

A long time ago, Raven was pure white, like fresh snow in winter. This was so long ago that the only light came from campfires, because a greedy chief kept the stars, moon, and sun locked up in elaborately carved boxes. Determined to free them, the shape-shifting Raven resourcefully transformed himself into the chief's baby grandson and cleverly tricked him into opening the boxes and releasing the starlight and moonlight. Though tired of being stuck in human form, Raven maintained his disguise until he got the chief to open the box with the sun and flood the world with daylight, at which point he gleefully transformed himself back into a raven. When the furious chief locked him in the house, Raven was forced to escape through the small smokehole at the top--and that's why ravens are now black as smoke instead of white as snow.

This engaging Tlingit story is brought to life in painted illustrations that convey a sense of the traditional life of the Northwest Coast peoples.

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32 pages | 9.50" x 9.60"

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$20.95

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Kumak's House
Authors:
Michael Bania
Artists:
Michael Bania
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Alaska Native; Inupiat;

At the edge of a great frozen river, Kumak and his family lived in their house by the willows. Though their house was warm and cozy, Kumak was not happy. His wife was not happy. His sons and daughters were not happy. His wife's mother was not happy. "Too small, this house," said Kumak. "I will go to see Aana Lulu. She will know what to do."

Set in an Inupiat village in the northwest Arctic, Kumak's House is a folktale that conveys a humorous lesson on life with Kumak as the foil. As Kumak treks again and again to elder Aana Lulu for advice, the book's charming illustrations incite laughter and introduce children to traditional Inupiat activities and animals of the Arctic.

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32 pages | 9.98" x 8.34"

$15.95

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Mama, Do You Love Me? (BB)
Authors:
Barbara Joosse
Artists:
Barbara Lavallee
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Alaska Native; Inuit;

This beloved bestseller of a child testing the limits of her independence, and a mother who reassuringly proves that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting.

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24 pages | 5.25" x 6.25"

$9.99

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