The Rainbow Bridge by Audrey Wood

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Hutash the earth goddess must decide what to do with her tribe when the Chumash people grow too numerous for their island home. This unusual legend reveals how Hutash accomplished the dangerous task of sending half of them to the land across the water-and how she saved some of the Chumash from drowning by turning them into dolphins. “Wood and debut illustrator Florczak offer a transcendent adaptation of a Native American tale, their work a shining example of economy and elegance of text, originality of interpretation and dazzling illustrative technique.”--Publishers Weekly

About Audrey Wood

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AUDREY WOOD is the much-loved author of more than thirty books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House, Piggies, Heckedy Peg, and most recently, Piggy Pie Po, which she collaborated on with her husband, Don Wood. She lives in Hawaii.
Published October 13, 1995 by Harcourt Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In appropriately poeticized language, Wood (The Tickleoctopus, 1994, etc.) relates some of the captivating legends of the Chumash Indians--how they were created on the island of Limuw, 40 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara, by Hutash, the earth goddess;

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Drawn from a Native American legend, this story follows the migration of an overpopulated tribe via a miraculous bridge.

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Kids will enjoy that young people help the goddess solve the problem and lead their families to the new land.

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