The Great Ball Game by Joseph Bruchac
A Muskogee Story

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With characteristic action and wit, renowned Native American storyteller Bruchac retells the amusing and rousing folktale of an epic ball game between the Birds and the Animals, which offers the explanation as to why birds fly south every winter. Roth's brilliant collage art enhances the story. Full color.

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Joseph Bruchac is the author of Skeleton Man, The Return of Skeleton Man, Bearwalker, The Dark Pond, and Whisper in the Dark, as well as numerous other critically acclaimed novels, poems, and stories, many drawing on his Abenaki heritage. Mr. Bruchac and his wife, Carol, live in upstate New York, in the same house where he was raised by his grandparents. SUSAN L. ROTH's unique mixed-media collage illustrations have appeared in numerous award-winning children's books, many of which she also wrote. About her inspiration for The Mangrove Tree Roth says, "I wanted to write this book ever since I first heard about [Dr. Sato's] project in Eritrea. I wanted to illustrate this book the minute I saw photographs of the project.
Published September 1, 1994 by Dial Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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How the bat found its niche in the animal kingdom and why birds fly south in winter are explained in this Muskogee tale, one of a dozen similar stories on the topic found in Native American lore.

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