The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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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The First Strawberrries was an amazing story. It tells of the first man and woman. After an argument the woman leaves the man and the Sun realizes that the man never meant what he said. So to help the ... Read full review

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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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