First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale

First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale

Nancy Kelly Allen (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628552348

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Description

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 pour quoi 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?

Reading Level
Lexile
AD570L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
M
ATOS
3.8
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Legends & Myths Nature
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction Non-Fiction
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