Peboan and Seegwun by Charles Larry

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In a native American Ojibwa legend about the change of seasons, Old Man Winter and the Spirit of Spring share a pipe one evening until one of them can claim the land for his own.
 

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Published October 1, 1993 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (J). 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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young man: ``I breathe, and flowers spring up everywhere''), it is seen that the old man is ``Peboan'' (winter) while the other is ``Seegwun'' (spring).

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Based on Ojibwa tribal legend, this riddle of a tale keeps secret the true identity of its characters until its end. Elderly Peboan sits alone in his lodge all winter until the night Seegwun comes to

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The two men share a pipe and indulge in braggadocio: `` `When I blow my breath,' the old man said, `streams stand still--water becomes stiff and hard as quartz.' `I breathe,' said the young man, `and flowers spring up everywhere.' '' At sunrise, the old man melts away, revealing his true nature a...

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