Books by Murv Jacob

RABBIT AND THE WOLVES by Deborah Duvall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"No source notes are given. (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
The sixth in the "Grandmother stories" is a lively tale that combines two Cherokee stories. Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF THE WINDIGO by Gayle Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Swirling skies and verdant forests dance around the people in a primitivist style, perfectly partnered with the pace and voice of the storyteller. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
From the creators of How Turtle's Back Was Cracked (1995) comes a variant of the widespread Windigo tale, which can be heard from the Tlingit of northwest Canada to the Cree of the eastern woodlands. Read full book review >
THE CIRCLE OF THANKS by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Jacob's stylized illustrations are an eyeful, smartly situating each of the native people in their respective landscapes. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Bruchac (Children of the Longhouse, p. 685, etc.) gathers 14 traditional Native American poems of appreciation and respect for nature's gifts. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"This old Cherokee tale has humor with a kick; Jacob's densely detailed, stylized acrylics add a bit of the surreal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Turtle suffers a delusionary episode, believing he is a great hunter after finding dead at his feet a greedy wolf. Read full book review >
HOW RABBIT TRICKED OTTER by Gayle Ross
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 30, 1994

"HarperAudio. (Folklore. 6+)"
Fifteen adventures of the vain, clever mischief-maker who is a central figure in Cherokee animal stories, including several pourquoi tales, a cognate of ``Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby,'' and a delightful ``Rabbit Races with Turtle'' in which, for once, Rabbit is bested not by plodding determination but by guile. Read full book review >