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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Otter, The Spotted Frog, and The Great Flood GIVEAWAY



The Otter, The Spotted Frog & The Great Flood: A Creek Indian Story, written by Gerald Hausman and illustrated by Ramon Shiloh is a Creek Indian story for kids age 4 and up.  Wisdom Tales Press offers books with an international flavor, several of which look quite interesting!


Interestingly, this Native American legend is one of many flood legends from all around the world.  Although the story contradicts what our family personally believes, it was still an interesting story to read, and when we study Native American history, we'll be reading it again within that context.  


The story was about Listener (hence the hand to the ear) and how he listened to the song of the Spotted Frog and was saved from the Great Flood.  


Even Sam, who is 15, came to sit and listen to the story.  The Buffalo Chief in the book was mean to the Spotted Frog, and didn't listen to him.  In fact, he threw him into the fire four times!  


But Spotted Frog was right, and the rains came down.  See all the rain coming down?  


The animals who didn't prepare paddled and paddled, but it was no use.  See us paddling?  

Jack thought it was interesting how the girl otter kept on changing into different creatures.  Hannah asked if she could take the book to bed with her tonight, so I know she enjoyed it, too.

This hardcover book with dust jacket has a retail price of $17.95, but you can enter to WIN a copy!

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You can connect with Wisdom Tales Press on Facebook, Pinterest, or their website.  The video trailer for the book is a great way to see if this is a book you and your family would enjoy.

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8 comments:

  1. I don't, but we were just reading the Sign of the Beaver and learned about the Native American flood story. I'd like to learn about it in more detail.

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  2. Shecki, I looked for your "Amazon" link to buy things yesterday, but couldn't find it. Is that still something I should be doing when I order from them?
    Thanks--really enjoying your blog despite my family of only 1 kid. ;-)

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    1. Thank you! http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=greatbless-20 I appreciate it so much! I altered the sidebar ad, and it came out funky, so I deleted it. I guess I need to get it back up there! Thanks for the reminder. :)

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  3. My Family is Cherokee Indian....so I grew up hearing lot's of stories and tales. My Husband is Chinese Vietnamese, so we have all kinds of stories and tales floating around over here. HAHAHAHA

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    1. Lots of diversity is fun! We have Chinese flags on our Christmas tree this year, LOL.

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