The First Strawberries

Type
Book
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ISBN 10
0803713312 
ISBN 13
9780803713314 
Category
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Publication Year
1993 
Publisher
Dial 
Pages
32 
Abstract
 
Description
How was it that strawberries came into the world? Their creation is explained in this captivating Cherokee tale, lyrically retold by renowned Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac.

"Long ago when the world was new, the Creator made a man and a woman.... They married, and for a long time they lived together and were happy."

Yet one day the couple quarreled, and the woman left the man in anger and haste. Taking pity on the repentant husband, the Sun sent raspberries first, then blueberries, then blackberries to the Earth in an attempt to stop the woman's retreat. But only in the Sun's final gift of strawberries had the power to reunite the couple... and to this day, they are a reminder that "friendship and respect are as sweet as the taste of ripe, red berries." 
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