The first strawberries: a Cherokee story

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Puffin Books, Jun 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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From an award-winning Native American storyteller comes this captivating re-telling of a Cherokee legend, which explains how strawberries came to be. Long ago, the first man and woman quarrelled. The woman left in anger, but the Sun sent tempting berries to Earth to slow the wife's retreat. Luminous paintings perfectly complement the simple, lyrical text.
-- "Complete harmony of text and pictures: altogether lovely". -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

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User Review  - Suzanne.Marble - LibraryThing

My daughter received this book free from Imagination Library. I read this book to my 3 (Almost 4) year old and she quite enjoyed it. From her perspective it was easy to tell what berry the sun made on ... Read full review

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User Review  - shane54 - LibraryThing

A story about a Native American man & woman who start off by getting into a "squabble". The woman leaves & along with some help from the sun, the man is able to catch up with her since she stopped to eat some strawberries after passing up the blueberries, blackberries, etc. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Joseph Bruchac is the author of "Skeleton Man", "The Ret

Joseph Bruchac is the author of "Skeleton Man", "The Return of Skeleton Man", "Bearwalker", "The Dark Pond", and "Whurn of Skeleton Man", "Bearwalker", "The Dark Pond", and "Whisper in the Dark", as well as numerous other critically accisper in the Dark", as well as numerous other critically acclaimed novels, poems, and stories, many drawing on his Abenalaimed novels, poems, and stories, many drawing on his Abenaki heritage. Mr. Bruchac and his wife, Carol, live in upstatki heritage. Mr. Bruchac and his wife, Carol, live in upstate New York, in the same house where he was raised by his grae New York, in the same house where he was raised by his grandparents. ndparents.

Anna Vojtech has illustrated numerous books for children, mostly folktales and stories about nature. Nature has always been a strong source of inspiration for Anna. Her pictures are full of flowers and animals, of giraffes and elephants, of little birds and chipmunks. Folktales are also about people, their nature and their spirit. Her illustrations have brought readers closer to the stories and traditions of their countries.
Anna grew up in Prague, Czechoslovakia, what is now the Czech Republic. "Prague was a magical place to grow up. We were surrounded by beauty, mystery, history and by nature." She studied art and toy design at the School of Applied Arts and animation film and graphics at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. Later she attended the Royal Academy in Antwerp, Belgium and the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany where she met her German-American husband.
Since 1982 she has lived on Cape Ann, Massachusetts with her husband and their two sons.