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Stories from Canada (Folklore of the World)
Stories from Canada - Folklore of the World Author:Edward P. Dolch The big beautiful country of Canada is home to many kinds of people--Eskimos and Indians, French and English, to name a few. The folklore of Canada is, therefore, a bright tapestry woven of the threads of many cultures. — Among the stories the Indians tell are those about Mikumwess, and Indian brave who had been granted fairy power by a magician... more ». The Eskimo people still celebrate a yearly feast to Sedna, who they believe rules the underworld and all the animals that are upon the earth. And there are tall tales--beloved in any country. There is, in fact, something to delight every reader in the rich variety of Stories from Canada.« less
With simple text and engaging pictures, this is the first chapter book my daughter could really sit still for. I red half the book in one sitting and she was totally focused on the stories (she's 2 1/2). I think we'll be reading this one again and again for a while.
I picked this up because I remember reading this series on folklore in elementary school and loving it. But, alas, my kids are not that interested in folklore. This book uses the Dolch reading list of 684 words designed to help kids learn basic words. The reading level is grade three, and it would be a good read-aloud to younger kids and of interest to older ones as well.