How Medicine Came to the People: A Tale of the Ancient Cherokees, paper ed

$18.95

How Medicine Came to the People: A Tale of the Ancient Cherokees is the picture book story of the origins of Cherokee herbal medicine. As the people begin to outnumber the animals and then to hunt them for their hides and meat, the days of peaceful coexistence are over. The animals take their revenge on the people by making them sick, creating rheumatism, coughs, and colds, aches and pains, fevers and swellings and rashes and allergies. The people are saved by their only remaining allies: the plants and trees that they have cultivated, who show them how to use herbal medicine to survive.

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Rabbit and the Bears: A Traditional Cherokee Legend, hardcover ed

$20.95

Rabbit and the Bears: A Traditional Cherokee Legend is one of the picture book titles in the Grandmother Stories Series by Deborah Duvall. Ji-Stu the Rabbit doesn't spend the beautiful autumn days gathering food for the winter like some of the animals. Instead he travels with his friend Yona the Bear to Mulberry Place, the high mountain homeland of the bears. He has heard Yona tell stories of the dancing and celebrations. Let someone else gather food. Ji-Stu will go to the mountains with Yona. On the way to the mountains the two friends encounter a hunter.

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Great Ball Game of the Birds and Animals, The, hardcover ed

$25.50

The Great Ball Game of the Birds and Animals is a Cherokee legend about lacrosse game between the animals and birds retold. Also explains the origin of flying squirrel and bat. When the Animals of the southeastern woodlands challenge the Birds to a game of stickball, two of the smallest Animals are not allowed to play. The Bear, the Deer, and the other big animals think they are too small to compete. In this Cherokee story the little animals find a way to play in the Great Ball Game.

Price: $25.50

How Medicine Came to the People: A Tale of the Ancient Cherokees, hardcover ed

$21.95

How Medicine Came to the People: A Tale of the Ancient Cherokees is the picture book story of the origins of Cherokee herbal medicine. As the people begin to outnumber the animals and then to hunt them for their hides and meat, the days of peaceful coexistence are over. The animals take their revenge on the people by making them sick, creating rheumatism, coughs, and colds, aches and pains, fevers and swellings and rashes and allergies. The people are saved by their only remaining allies: the plants and trees that they have cultivated, who show them how to use herbal medicine to survive.

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Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting: A Traditional Cherokee Legend, hardcover ed

$17.95

Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting: A Traditional Cherokee Legend is the fifth picture book of Deborah L. Duvall's collaborations with Murv Jacob on the Cherokee Grandmother Stories. Ji-Stu, the Cherokee trickster rabbit, wakes early one morning and decides to visit his old friend Otter, who lives up the river. Along the way, he sees a huge wood duck sitting on the water and instantly recognizes the Chief of All the Wood Ducks, who is surrounded by hundreds of smaller ducks. Ji-Stu hurries to tell Otter, but when they return the great Chief is gone.

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Rabbit Plants the Forest: A Cherokee World Story, hardcover ed

$22.95

Rabbit Plants the Forest is an adventure story picture book based on characters from Cherokee tradition, including Ji-Stu (Rabbit) and his friends Otter, Sa-lo-li (Squirrel), and the mysterious Wampus Cat. Ji-Stu, the Messenger for all the animals, is asked by Otter to tell Sa-lo-li it is a good day to plant. Much to his delight, Ji-Stu is invited to help Sa-lo-li plant the hickory nuts, walnuts, pecans, and acorns that will become new trees, keeping the forest thick and beautiful. Ji-Stu and Sa-lo-li only laugh when the elderly squirrel White Oak warns them to watch out for Wampus Cat.

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Rabbit and the Wolves: A Grandmother Story, hardcover ed

$20.85

Cherokee storyteller and illustrator combine their talents to create another picture book title in the Grandmother Stories series. All titles are based on traditional Cherokee legends. In this book, Deborah Duvall takes the essence of two legends to weave a story about Rabbit and his efforts to sing just as well as Redbird. In his rush to sing just like the amazing bird, Rabbit gets a lesson about appreciating his own talents. He runs into problems with Wolf and his pack.

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Opossum's Tale: A Grandmother Story, The, hardcover ed

$18.95

Cherokee storyteller and illustrator combine their talents to create another title in the Grandmother Stories series. All titles are based on traditional Cherokee legends. In this picture book, Deborah Duvall takes the essence of a traditional legend and modifies the ending to weave a story about the proud Opossum and his incessant bragging. This Opossum in times gone by had a magnificent tale. He is so proud of the tail that his bragging begins to annoy his friends. Opossum learns a lesson about bragging in this revised conclusion as the author has softened the ending for younger readers.

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