How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet

Why do certain animals have stripes while others have wings, feathers and tiny feet? Drawing from Coushatta, Navajo, Tsimshian traditions,¬†Gerald Hausman¬†uses native origin stories to explain the ways of the world. Illustrated by the dazzling artwork of Ashley Wolff, each story has a message, and always the message is the same: Here is the world… we must live in it together, not apart. “The retellings, with their elements of humor, mystery, conflict, and just resolution, are eminently satisfying. Wolff’s linoleum block prints, which are enhanced with watercolor, add considerable interest to the tales.

~Horn Book

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