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Coyote in Love

by Mindy Dwyer

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This creation story has many educating aspects. When Coyote sees the stars dancing this could be representative of the Aurora-Borealis. More importantly, Coyote falls back to Earth and lands on the mountain top creating a huge hole on top of the mountain. Coyote cry's tears of blue because the star rejected him, and eventually fills the crater up. This is how Crater Lake was formed.
  AlecA1994 | Jul 13, 2017 |
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  bspelman | Jan 29, 2015 |
A Northwest Native American coyote legend is retold, explaining how and why Crater Lake came to be. Coyote loved to sit and watch the starts, and fell in love with a beautiful blue star. He ventures to a mountain top to reach her, professes his love for her, but she resists him. He grabs on to her, but she lets him go, and he falls through the sky, yelping. He crashed on top of the mountain so hard that it exploded, leaving a huge hole. Coyote's heart was broken, and he cried and cried blue tears, filling the hole in the mountain top, making a clear blue lake, Crater Lake.
  joycecafe | Jul 17, 2014 |
This book was beautiful. The story of how Coyote the trickster fell in love with a star. He serenaded her nightly. When the star laughs off his marriage proposal, he climbs to the top of a mountain and he touches the star, the star grabs him. She scolds him and drags him into the heavens. She drops him to the earth and he crashes into the mountain and leaves a gaping crater. Coyotes cries enough tears to fill the crater. This is the creation story of how Crater Lake was formed.
  stacy3176 | Jan 13, 2014 |
This is mythology book from the coquelle indians about crater lake. It talks about how teh coyote was inlove with the star. the star took him to the sky and then dropped him. he felll and made crater lake. his paws, and tears were blue because of the star and that is why the lake is so blue bc his tears filled it.
  lauraine | Oct 15, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0882404857, Hardcover)

This version of a Northwest creation legend of Oregon's Crater Lake, accompanied by vivid watercolor illustrations, tells of trickster Coyote and his love for a little blue star.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:15 -0400)

A retelling of a Native American legend about Coyote's love for a beautiful blue star, which resulted in the creation of Crater Lake, Oregon.

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