TURKEY BROTHER, AND OTHER TALES by Joseph Bruchac

TURKEY BROTHER, AND OTHER TALES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Workmanlike retellings of nine tales from the Iroquois, most of them only two or three pages long. The title story--strongest in the collection and, at ten pages, the longest--contains a satisfying twist on a familiar motif (the traveling hero disobeys his uncle's cautionary prohibitions without disaster, easily overcoming the monsters who emerge at the forbidden spots) and a strong ending when the same hero impresses his new father-in-law, a chief, by spitting wampum but an impostor challenged to do the same can only come up with dead worms and lizards. A lightweight addition.
Pub Date: March 1st, 1976
ISBN: 0912278684
Page count: 61pp
Publisher: crossing Press
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1976




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