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Title:
Why the sun and the moon live in the sky : an African folktale
Author:
Dayrell, Elphinstone, 1869-1917.
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
Physical Description:
26 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
An African folktale tells how the sun and water once lived on earth as friends, but because the sun failed to build his house large enough, he and his wife, the moon, were driven into the sky when the water came to visit them.
General Note:
THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY ON ORDER

Originally published in 1914 in the author's Folk stories from southern Nigeria, West Africa.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
570 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 29778.

Reading Counts RC K-2 4.3 1 Quiz: 12620 Guided reading level: K.
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ISBN:
9780395296097

9780395539637

9780833548832
Format :
Book

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Sun and his wife, the moon, lived on Earth and built a large house so that the water people could visit. But so many poured in that they were forced to move to the sky.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Striking primitive illustrations aid in the retelling of this African folktale about the consequences of an overwhelming visit from Water and his people. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved