Moon Mother by Ed Young
A Native American Creation Tale

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A retelling of a traditional Native American tale in which the Spirit that made animals and people falls in love with a Woman Spirit who becomes the moon he carries through the sky every night.

About Ed Young

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Ed Young received the Caldecott Medal for "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, " as well as Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in "The Emperor and the Kite, " written by Jane Yolen, and for his book "Seven Blind Mice." His work appears in "The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale" by Mary Casanova and "Donkey Trouble, " which he authored; "White Fang" by Jack London; and "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" by Ai-Ling Louie. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Published September 1, 1993 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 40 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Young Adult.

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Then the spirit person finds a woman spirit and leaves the men, who quarrel among themselves until one brave chief follows after the spirit people.

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A baby cries at birth ``because he has left the moon-land and has lost his moon mother,'' and death comes for the aged when the moon mother turns her face away.

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