The Woman Who Fell from the Sky by John Bierhorst
The Iroquois Story of Creation

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A fresh, authoritative retelling of the Iroquois creation story, in which the world as we know it today begins with a woman who fell from the sky and her two small children. Robert Andrew Parker's luminous paintings add spectacular details to this simple, yet profound, tale of our beginnings and of the mystery and harmony of the universe. Full color.
 

About John Bierhorst

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John Bierhorst's many books on Latin American folklore & mythology include "The Mythology of South America", "The Mythology of Norther America" & "The Mythology of Mexico & Central America". A specialist in the language & literature of the Aztecs, he is the author of a Nahuatal-English dictionary & the translator of Cantares Mexicanos. He served as editorial advisor for the Smithsonian Series of Studies in Native American Literature; editorial associate for The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces; & editorial consultant for the Encyclopedia of North American Indians. He lives in West Shokan, New York. Robert Andrew Parker has illustrated more than seventy books for children, including THE HATMAKER'S SIGHN (Orchard Books) and, most recently, SLEDS ON BOSTON COMMON (Simon & Schuster). His POP CORN AND MA GOODNESS was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Parker lives in West Cornwall, Connecticut.
 
Published March 1, 1993 by William Morrow & Co. 30 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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From a distinguished editor and translator of Native American lore (most recently, Lightning Inside You, 1992), a simple but dramatically retold creation myth.

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In this story from the Six Nations, a husband ``in the sky country'' grows jealous of his wife's pregnancy and pushes her through a hole. She lands softly on the back of a turtle, and creates the land

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In this story from the Six Nations, a husband ``in the sky country'' grows jealous of his wife's pregnancy and pushes her through a hole.

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