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The Boy Who Lived with the Bears
The Boy Who Lived With The Bears by Joseph Bruchac
Category: Folk Tale
Interest Level: K - 3
This book is a collection of six Iroquois stories and myths. In the “Chipmunk and Bear,” chipmunk learns the danger of making fun of the powerful bear and children hear the myth of how the chipmunk got his stripes. The “Boy Who Lived With Bears” is told to remind parents and elders always to treat their children well and to love them.
In a brief introduction, the author tells how he became acquainted with the stories as well as how and why they are told among the Native American populations. Bruchac, an Abenaki, tells the reader he has permission from the Iroquois elders to retell their stories. The stories and messages are simple with appropriate language for young children. The illustrations are authentic to the Iroquois tradition with humans and animals together.
There is a moral lesson for each of the stories. Also, these winter stories may be part of a biology lesson on hibernation. The Chipmunk remains in the hole until spring.
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