How the Stars Fell Into the Sky: A Navajo Legend

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San Val, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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This retelling of a Navajo folktale explains how First Woman tried to write the laws of the land using stars in the sky, only to be thwarted by the trickster Coyote. "Oughton's fine debut provides Desimini with the best vehicle she's had for her spare, powerful style . . . A dramatically handsome setting for an especially noble Native American tale." -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer

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User Review  - Imandayeh - LibraryThing

Oughton brings us the Navajo legend of how the stars appeared into the sky. It is about the first man and woman. The woman wants to write the laws of the people because she is concerned for the future ... Read full review

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User Review  - AllisonHood - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this story, an attempt to explain the mysteries of the Earth at the very beginning of time. The story is short and simple and the illustrations fit the tale nicely. Read full review

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