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. The writer identifies the source for this story as several similar legends recorded by James Mooney during the late 1800s. Murv Jacobs illustrates the retelling with 11 black and white woodcuts. This story about Opossum is the seventh volume in the Grandmother Stories series.