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The Book of Nature Myths by  Florence Holbrook
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The Book of Nature Myths
by Florence Holbrook
Over fifty short myths about animals, birds, and natural subjects, suitable for the child's own reading in the second grade. These naive explanations of the phenomena of nature given by early peoples are told in a simple, yet interesting fashion and appeal to the child's sense of wonder about the same phenomena. Most of the myths are drawn from Native American sources, but a few Greek and Japanese myths are also included. Written as a sequel to The Hiawatha Primer with a gradual increase in both vocabulary and complexity of expression.  Ages 7-10
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The Story of the First Humming-bird
The Story of the First Butterflies
The Story of the First Woodpecker
Why the Woodpecker's Head Is Red
Why the Cat Always Falls upon Her Feet
Why the Swallow's Tail Is Forked
Why the White Hares Have Black Ears
Why the Magpie's Nest Is Not Well Built
Why the Raven's Feathers are Black
How Fire Was Brought to the Indians
How the Quail Became a Snipe
Why the Serpent Sheds His Skin
Why the Dove Is Timid
Why the Parrot Repeats the Words of Men
The Story of the First Mocking-Bird
Why the Tail of the Fox Has a White Tip
The Story of the First Frog
Why the Rabbit Is Timid
Why the Peetweet Cries for Rain
Why the Bear Has a Short Tail
Why the Wren Flies Close to the Earth
Why the Hoofs of the Deer Are Split
The Story of the First Grasshopper
The Story of the Oriole
Why the Peacock's Tail Has a Hundred Eyes
The Story of the Bees and the Flies
The Story of the First Moles
The Story of the First Ants
The Face of the Manito
The Story of the First Diamonds
The Story of the First Pearls
The Story of the First Emeralds
Why the Evergreen Trees Never Lose Their Leaves
Why the Aspen Leaves Tremble
How the Blossoms Came to the Heather
How Flax Was Given to Men
Why the Juniper Has Berries
Why the Sea Is Salt
The Story of the First Whitefish
Was It the First Turtle?
Why the Crocodile Has a Wide Mouth
The Story of the Picture on the Vase
Why the Water in Rivers Is Never Still
How the Raven Helped Man
The Story of the Earth and the Sky
How Summer Came to the Earth
The Story of the First Snowdrops
Why the Face of the Moon Is White
Why All Men Love the Moon
Why There Is a Hare in the Moon
The Children in the Moon
Why There Is a Man in the Moon
The Twin Stars
The Lantern and the Fan

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