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Mythological Monday (14)

Mythological Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Bonnie at A Backwards Story to highlight all things myth related.

This week I am continuing my quest for the unknown. As I was flipping through Bloomsbury's Fall 2011 catalog, I am across this lovely picture book based on a Huron creation tale.

Breathing new life into traditional storytelling, David McLimans takes an exciting step into the world of folktales with another stunning visual feast. At the start of Big Turtle, the world only had two parts: the animals in the lower Water World and the people above in the Sky World. When Sky Girl falls to the sea, she is saved by two beautiful swans but is unable to return to her sky home. Big Turtle suggests building a new home for Sky Girl on his great shell using earth from the bottom of the sea, so Otter, Muskrat, and Beaver each attempt to reach the ocean's bottom. Only little Toad is able to bring enough earth to the surface to place on Big Turtle's back-creating a new world between the sea and sky for Sky Girl, who becomes the Earth's first person.

I'm a sucker for children's books. Probably because I have younger kids, but I like to use picture books in my middle school class as well. There is something about being read to that allows you to escape your reality for a moment (even as an adult). I think I can use this one for many lessons, so I will be picking up a copy shortly. 

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  1. I totally love kids books too. Mine are past that stage, but I still collect them! This one looks so great. I'll have to look at this one in the store. I totally love creation lore!!

    Heather

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