FIRE CAME TO THE EARTH PEOPLE by Susan Roth
(Picture Yearling Book)

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Long ago the people of Dahomey told a tale of the days when the world was new, and the only Earth people were animals. They lived in cold and darkness because Mawu, the selfish Moon god, kept all the fire to herself. At last, little Chameleon and slow Tortoise, working together, found a way to outwit Mawu. Full color.
 

About Susan Roth

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Susan L. Roth has illustrated thirty-five books for children, many of which she has also written. She lives in Queens, New York, with her husband. 9780618755028
 
Published May 1, 1994 by Yearling. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Various animals try to steal it, but their attempts are foiled by Agbakankan the Fire-keeper, Flute-blowing man, and other tattletales--until Chameleon steals straw and gives it to Tortoise, who is able to use the straw to carry fire to earth in a heroic journey on which he must sometimes hide th...

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Exuberant cut-paper collages animate this retelling of a traditional Dahomean folktale.

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