Sunday, March 23, 2014

First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

Why are ravens black? Why do screech owl eyes look red in light? How did we get fire? You’ll find the answers to those questions in this retelling of a Cherokee pourquoi folktale. The earth was cold and dark but the animals could see fire coming from the tree on the island. They tried to fly or swim to the island to bring back the fire heat and light. What happened to some of the animals? Which animal brought it back and how?

My Review:

Indian folklore interests me and the tale of how fire was first brought to living creatures is appealing. Told as a tale by Cherokee people, First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale illustrates snakes, birds, spiders, and owls as they all try to bring the first fire to their habitat. It also explains, in theory, why some animals have the markings that they do. The 'For Creative Minds' section in the back of the book covers three subjects - Cherokee people, fires, and water spiders.

First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale is a Spring 2014 release from Arbordale Publishing.
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45 comments:

Klydra Pugh said...

I do enjoy folktales.
Thanks for the chance.

Janet W. said...

Yes, folktales interest me and I love introducing them to my grandsons!

Joyce Lansky said...

I find them interesting and I'd like to share stories like these with my class.

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Heather said...

I do enjoy folktales!

ababe28 said...

I love folktales and folklore...it's so interesting.
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rubynreba said...

i enjoy folklore.
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Shelley P said...

I love folktales and really enjoyed them as a kid. I'd love to share this with my children.

Kimberly said...

I do enjoy fokelore.

Sarah MomE25 said...

Yes, I love folk tales. And I think my kids would enjoy them.

Nancy said...

Yes, I like folk tales.

Nancy
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aperry said...

yes... very much so.

Shelly Leatham said...

Yes, we enjoy folktales!

bison61 said...

yes folktales and lore does interest me

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alissa apel said...

They totally interest me.

jakiesmom said...

I enjoy folktales

Anastasia Falling said...

Yes, I do enjoy them! they're interesting and old stories :) It's intriguing to see what stories people used to tell.

David B said...

I do enjoy folktales

pmj said...

Folktales are fun to tell and to read about.

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I love folktales & folklore.

VickeC said...

yes very interesting in them

Shelton Rogerson said...

I would like to see a resurgence in folklore and folktale telling. The two arts should be persevered as a bg part of aou heritage.

Mihaela Day said...

I love folktales and folklore :)

Niclan80 said...

I love folktales and folklore. Its a great way to learn about different cultures.

45908b14-b0ae-11e3-88b3-000bcdcb2996 said...

Yes I love folklores

Synaptrix777 said...

They do, we have some great books of folklore and legends in different countries and times. Native american folklore is especially interesting.
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Leslie S. said...

I find folklore very interesting.I try to get folklore books for my 4 kids from many different countries.They really seem to like them.

chickie717 said...

Yes, I've love them since I was a child. I find a lot of them very interesting!

SexyBrat said...

yes, they do interest us.

Snytar said...

Yes I love hearing those types of stories.

Gala said...

I love folktales. My kids have some of "cheerokee blood" in their vains and would love to read this book

Brenda said...

Yes, I enjoy it!

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I do find folktales interesting; good reading to my daughter at bedtime. I'd especially like her to have this book; Cherokee is right across the mountain from us in NC. -Audra O'Hara

cpsnsamples said...

yes folklore interest me





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Charlene S. said...

Yes, books, shows, love it all:)

Lisa Pecora said...

I enjoy some of them.

trichie said...

Yes have always been interrested

Xomy said...

I love folktales and folklore. Its a great way to learn about different cultures.

kathy pease said...

yes I love them :)

Susan Smoaks said...

i do like folk lore

trixx said...

Yes I do, very much so

Tylerpants said...

Yes, I enjoy folktales and lores. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Misha Estrada said...

I find folktales very interesting.

Buddy Garrett said...

Folktales and lore do interest me.

Library Lady said...

I am a librarian and I love folktales.

lilyk said...

Folktales and lore do interest me.