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A wonderful, rhythmic North American Indian folk tale...As the leaves fall from the trees and the wind blows colder, the animals wish they had fire to keep them warm. But only the Sky People living high in the mountains have fire, and they guard it jealously. Rabbit has a plan, however: he makes a special resin-covered headdress, tricks the Sky People and steals some fire.A wonderful, rhythmic North American Indian folk tale...As the leaves fall from the trees and the wind blows colder, the animals wish they had fire to keep them warm. But only the Sky People living high in the mountains have fire, and they guard it jealously. Rabbit has a plan, however: he makes a special resin-covered headdress, tricks the Sky People and steals some fire. All the animals help him in an exciting race to escape capture, and each is marked in some way by the stolen fire. Then Deer manages to hide the precious fire in the woods, so it can be theirs forever – but once it’s hidden, how will they get it back?...

Title : How Rabbit Stole the Fire: A North American Indian Folk Tale
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ISBN : 9780140506679
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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How Rabbit Stole the Fire: A North American Indian Folk Tale Reviews

  • Ellen Chard
    2019-03-16 21:41

    I used this book across a 4 week period of teaching English to a Year 4 class. The topic of the term was Native Americans and The USA so this book was perfect. I used it as a stimulus for the children to create their own folk tale, using the same structure of 'How Rabbit stole the Fire'. The children were engaged throughout the topic and began to bring in their own Native American books from home to share with the class. This book is a great tool for a mixed ability class as you can use it to encourage HA children to use complex sentences and a variety of synonyms whilst the structure of the story guides LA children through their writing process, meaning they can focus more on what they are writing rather than how they are going to write it. Overall, I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in folk tales or Native American culture whether it is for pleasure or to be used as a focus in a writing exercise.

  • Christina Reid
    2019-02-22 22:31

    Read this to my Year 3 (Age 7-8) class, though I had previously read it myself. After looking at traditional tales from our own country we have also started looking at myths and legends from around the world. This one has become a new favourite, with the children really enjoying learning about how carrying the fire changed each animal in a way that we can see today. We then had a discussion about the possible origins of the characteristics found in other animals and compared this story with The Stolen Sun: A Story of Native Alaska where the sun is stolen back to the human world to end winter.