The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
The author, a renowned Native American storyteller, explains how strawberries came into the world--the sun sends various berries to reunite the first man and woman after a quarrel, but only the strawberries had the power. Today they are a symbol of friendship and respect. Watercolor illustrations.

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User Review  - KrystalKeroack - LibraryThing

I like this story for the teaching of always being kind to one another, and that friendship and respect are a sweet as berries. This could be a good book to include if you are studying the Cherokee ... Read full 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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About the author (1993)

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website

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