Hold Up the Sky

Hold Up the Sky

And Other Native American Tales from Texas and the Southern Plains

Illustrated by: James Watts
For Ages: 8 - 12
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Nearly all that remains of some Indian tribes of Texas and the Southern Plains are their stories. Here twenty-six tales are brought together from fourteen tribes and at least five different cultures. They are stories of humor, guidance, and adventure that have been passed down through the generations.

From the Tejas story that explains how the universe began, to the Lipan Apache tale in which a small lizard smartly outwits a hungry coyote, these stories are sure to delight young readers. Additional information about each tribe is included in the "About the Storytellers" section.

Once again Jane Louise Curry has skillfully retold traditional tales of Native Americans. Hold Up the Sky is in keeping with the style of her previous, highly acclaimed collections of Native American stories, Back in the Beforetime, The Wonderful Sky Boat, and Turtle Island. This, too, is a collection to be treasured.
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  • Margaret K. McElderry Books | 
  • 176 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442421554 | 
  • October 2010 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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