How the Stars Fell Into the Sky: A Navajo Legend

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Turtleback Books, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
16 Reviews
This retelling of a Navajo folktale explains how First Woman tried to write the laws of the land using stars in the sky, only to be thwarted by the trickster Coyote. "Oughton's fine debut provides Desimini with the best vehicle she's had for her spare, powerful style . . . A dramatically handsome setting for an especially noble Native American tale." -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer

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User Review  - Imandayeh - LibraryThing

Oughton brings us the Navajo legend of how the stars appeared into the sky. It is about the first man and woman. The woman wants to write the laws of the people because she is concerned for the future ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole Linder - Goodreads

This is a folk tale about writing the laws in the sky with stars so nobody will be confused. It was an ok story, I really enjoyed the illustrations more than the story itself. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Jerrie Oughton has written several novels for young adults. Her first, Music From a Place Called Half Moon. was awarded the Bank Street College Children's Book Award. She lives with her husband in Lexington, Kentucky.

Desimini has created oil paintings as well as multimedia art for numerous children's books and adult book jackets.

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