THE DANCING STARS: An Iroquois Legend by Anne Rockwell

THE DANCING STARS: An Iroquois Legend

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From an Iroquois version of the Indian legend, an origin story about seven brothers who dance up to the sky, lured by the Great Bear's beautiful lullaby, then turn into the stars we call the Pleiades. The youngest brother, returning to earth when his mother calls, makes a hole in the earth like ""a star makes when it falls,"" then reaches up to meet his brothers in the form of a growing pine tree. Neither words nor pictures seem particularly Indian in character but Mrs. Rockwell gears the story to young imaginations and her illustrations have an appealingly childlike simplicity, harmonious design, and a total lack of pretentiousness.

Pub Date: Jan. 21st, 1972
Publisher: T. Y. Crowell