This beautifully illustrated collection of stories from one of the world's richest story-telling traditions is ideal for young readers and for reading aloud to 7-11 year-olds. There are stories of ghosts, tricksters, nature and of how the world began from a variety of tribes including the Sioux and Navajo. Each story is introduced with information about its origins and the people who first started telling it, and maps locate the places associated with it. The book includes a glossary and sources of further information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories and their culture further. Retold by an experienced writer of stories for the young, this is a book to inform and entertain in equal measure. This book is a re-issue of STORIES FROM NATIVE NORTH AMERICA in the MULTICULTURAL STORIES series.
Linda Raczek has lived on the Ute Mountain Tribe reservation for many years. She was the tribe's family attorney, but is now a full-time writer. She has had several stories published in the USA; this is the first of her books to be commissioned by a UK publisher.