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The Girl Who Married the Moon : Tales from Native North America
The Girl Who Married the Moon Tales from Native North America
Author: Joseph Bruchac, Gayle Ross, S. S. Burrus
ISBN-13: 9780816734801
ISBN-10: 0816734801
Publication Date: 9/1994
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Troll Communications
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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This book is not age 9-12 as the description says although it is readable enough to be read by this age group. It is a collection of Native American folktales, however, that could appeal to all ages. Publishers' Weekly says: "Young women are the protagonists of 16 stories intended "to reach the daughters and granddaughters who will come after." Becoming a woman and marrying correctly are common themes: brave and resourceful heroines escape monsters and kidnappers, comically avoid marriage to trickster Owl or tragically die with their husbands. Unusual selections include "The Beauty Way," a recounting of an Apache rite of passage; "Stonecoat," the defeat of an evil and powerful medicine man by women who use the power of their "moontime"; and the title story, in which a girl not only marries the moon but shares his job with him. Comments on the stories open the four sections of the book (Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest), each of which contains tales from four different nations (e.g., Penobscot, Seneca, Passamaquoddy and Mohegan for the Northeast)."


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