Remaking the Earth: A Creation Story from the Great Plains of North America

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Scholastic Inc., 1996 - Algonquian Indians - 32 pages
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In this Algonquin "Earth Diver" creation myth, woven from the ideas of several traditional tales, the water birds and animals left behind when the old world was flooded dive for mud so that the Creator can make dry land again.

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User Review  - pgreenley - LibraryThing

In an elementary setting this book provides great fodder for a conversation about belief and myth. The details of how each aspect of the world known to the Plains Indians came to be are a beautiful ... Read full review

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User Review  - dahabdabbler - LibraryThing

The author's note at the beginning was very informative and explained why he wrote the story as he did. It was important to read about the affect the missionaries had on creation stories and I am glad ... Read full review


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Paul Goble was born in Haslemere, Surrey, England on September 27, 1933. He was a sharpshooter in the British military from 1951 to 1953. In 1959, he received a National Diploma in Design, with honors, from the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. While working in freelance industrial design and teaching at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, he and his first wife Dorothy Lee wrote four picture books. In 1977, he decided to become a full-time author and illustrator and accepted a position as the artist-in-residence at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. He and Lee divorced in 1978. He was best known for his picture books inspired by Native American culture and lore including Buffalo Woman, Iktomi and the Boulder: A Plains Indian Story, and Crow Chief: A Plains Indian Story. He received the Caldecott Medal in 1979 for The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. He died from Parkinson's disease on January 5, 2017 at the age of 83.

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