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Creation: Read-Aloud Stories from Many Lands

by Ann Pilling

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We get creation stories from all over: China, The Bible, North America, Norse, Greek Mythology, Norway and many others. My favorite unknown story was an Austrailian Aboriginal Story called 'Why There Are Butterflies.' The animals of this world did not understand death and when it happened they were sad and did not understand so they asked for help. The crow said that death was a cycle, that in death we go to another existence and then come back. All the animals tried to be something else, the only ones that succeded were the bugs. All the animals were happy because they knew death was no longer scary.
  shannanjones79 | Jun 3, 2010 |
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This volume includes creation stories from all over the world. There are tales from China, the Cameroons, Sri Lanka, Norway, Ghana and Kenya; Greek and Norse Myths; stories from the Australian Aboriginals, the Inuit people and three separate North American Indian tribes.

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A collection of folk tales from China, Australia, Africa, Sri Lanka and the Arctic, and from Jewish, Greek, Native American and Norse cultures, that seek to explain some of earth's mysteries. Suggested level: primary.

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