Fire Came to the Earth People: A Dahomean Folktale

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St. Martin's Press, 1988 - Folklore - 32 pages
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The earth animals fail in every attempt to capture fire from the selfish moon god Mawu, until Chameleon and Tortoise combine their talents and help bring light and warmth to the newly-created earth.

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About the author (1988)

SUSAN L. ROTH's unique mixed-media collage illustrations have appeared in numerous award-winning children s books, many of which she also wrote. Her bookParrots Over Puerto Rico won the Robert F. Sibert Medal for Nonfiction from the American Library Association.About the illustrations for this book Roth says, "I cut blade after blade of grass to fill the prairies. I guess I cut about fifty billion!"Roth lives in New York.

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