Navajo Winter Nights Author:Dorothy Childs Hogner Description from the dustjacket: "During the long winter nigts in Navajo Land eac family with their friends gather around a big fire, and after supper the old men tell stories to the children. ere are some of their favorite tales -- tales of giants, tales of the beginning of this world, of Skunk, of Deer, of Little Prairie Dog, and of tat great... more »est of all rascals, Coyote. You will enjoy his tricks and the tricks other animals played on him and you will admire his sagacity though you may not approve of his motives.
There are tales of real people too. Big Long Man and his wife, Turquoise Woman and her two sons whose father is the Sun Carrier.
Here is authentic American folklore which has never been collected before, told for boys and girls from seven to ten. Doroty Hogner has reqritten the tales so that none of their original flavor is lost but so that they appeal to boys and girls of today.
We consider this a valuable contribution to the study of Navajo folklore as well as a delightful story book. It has a rare combination of poetry, philosophy and humor. The illustrations by Nils Hogner are in harmony with the vigor and movement of the tales."« less