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Rainbow Crow : A Lenape Tale (Reprint) (Paperback) (Nancy Van Laan)
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Illus. in full color. This story of how the Rainbow Crow lost his sweet voice and brilliant colors by bringing the gift of fire to the other woodland animals is "a Native American legend that will be a fine read-aloud because of the smooth text and songs with repetitive chants. The illustrations, done in a primitive style, create a true sense of the Pennsylvania Lenape Indians and their winters."--School Library Journal.
A Native American legend from the Lenape recalls the glory days of the black crow when the bird had brilliant plumage and a sweet voice--both of which are ruined by its acquisition of fire