From the heartbreaking Mi’kmaq story of Minnow, a mermaid in the Atlantic who must choose between two worlds to that of Water Lily and her five brothers, told by the Coos in British Columbia, creatures that inhabit fantastic realms appear in many First Nation stories. C. J. Taylor draws from those stories and from her own Mohawk heritage in this collection of haunting tales about some of the powerful spirits who touch the lives of human folk. The spirits of heaven and earth from the Ute help bring an understanding of the stars in the sky. The Cree story, “Souls in the Fog,” presents the battle between the good and the evil-minded. The Ojibwa “Fairy Village” is a unique and touching love story. Illustrated with her own powerful oil paintings, this is a collection to read and an excellent story-teller’s resource.
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|Age Range:||7 - 9 Years|
About the Author
C. J. Taylor is an internationally acclaimed artist and children’s author of Mohawk heritage. Her paintings are in many private collections across North America. A self-taught artist and storyteller, she has organized exhibitions of Native art in several cities and has traveled extensively, helping make the rich cultural history of the First Nations accessible to young people. She now lives in British Columbia.
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Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople: Native Stories of Other Worlds based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A collection of native folk tales from across North America. Merfolk stories from costal tribes, tales of good versus evil from the Cree nation, and lessons on greed and wastefulness from the Mohawk, rich cultural tales to be told around living room or campfire. This book is made for quite evenings with family when the silence beckons for stories to be told.Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople and the format it is presented in lend it more to a story teller¿s aid than a children¿s book. The stories themselves are short and the impression is made at times that a great deal is being lost in translation. With the right story teller the folk tales presented could come alive for the listener, but reading the stories will most likely not entertain the reader.