Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 267 pages, 7 × 10 × 0.5 in
Published: May 15, 1994
Publisher: Fifth House Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0920079768
ISBN - 13: 9780920079768
From the Publisher
A collection of stories drawn from the oral tradition of Indian groups in the United States and Canada, with a glossary of words from native languages and a description of the tribal nations.
About the Author
Author, storyteller and musician Michael J. Caduto was born in 1955. He studied agriculture at the University of Rhode Island (B.A., 1978) and University of Michigan (M.S., 1981) with the intention of owning and working his own farm. Along the way, he became an ecologist and educator interested in Native American myths, legends and practices. He performs and gives workshops to raise environmental awareness and has taught collegiate environmental studies. His Earth Tales from Around the World (1997) won an Aesop Prize, awarded to the most outstanding books incorporating folklore and published in English for children. He is also author of Keepers of the Earth, Keepers of the Animals, Native American Gardening, and others. His articles have appeared in numerous periodicals in natural history, including Nature Study, Vermont Life, Organic Gardening, and Vermont Natural History.
From Our Editors
The Native Stories From Keepers of the Earth is a collection of tales representing several North American native groups, including Inuit, Micmac, Maliseet and Mohawk. Beautifully illustrated, the stories share a common view of the world as family – the earth is our mother, the sun our father and animals our siblings. These meaningful stories emphasize our responsibility to maintain the natural balance of the earth.