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Frigiola, Heather

Summary: Mythical creatures are cultural artifacts--creations of the human imagination from all around the world. From terrifying monsters to sacred mystical beasts, weird-looking humanoids, magical birds, and many other fantastic beings, the mythological creatures in this book are sure to enchant and amaze! Discover myths and legends spanning from ancient times to modern day from every corner of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Red Feather 2019

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Qaunaq, Sakiasi.

Summary: Retells the Inuit folk legend of an orphan who learns to be self-sufficient from a mystical polar bear.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Inhabit Media 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 QAU

Atwater, Barbara J.

Summary: "Chulyen, a trickster raven, loses his nose in an embarrassing incident, but vows to get it back. With the help of magic powers, Chulyen devises a caper to retrieve his missing nose, and learns an important lesson along the way."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alaska Northwest Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398 ATW

Lewis, Paul Owen.

Summary: A story drawn from Haida Indian literary tradition in which a boy falls from his canoe into a world of eighteen-foot tall humanlike creatures who welcome him and eventually return him to his village.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beyond Words Pub. 1995

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.2 LEW

Lumbard, Alexis York

Summary: "Have you ever wondered why pine trees stay green all winter long and don't lose their leaves like other trees? According to an ancient legend attributed to the Cherokee Indians, it was a simple act of kindness towards an injured little bird that earned pine trees this very honor. Retold by award-winning author Alexis York Lumbard, this story invites readers to experience a world where trees...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wisdom Tales 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398 LUM

McDermott, Gerald.

Summary: All the birds enjoy the song-like flute music of Jabuti, the tortoise, except Vulture who, jealous because he cannot sing, tricks Jabuti into riding his back toward a festival planned by the King of Heaven.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MCD

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MCD

Summary: "The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with elegant silhouette art in this special illustrated edition." -- Page [4] cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2016

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Kimmel, Eric A.

Summary: Katrusya's family cannot afford Christmas, but they cut a small pine tree in the forest, decorate it with buttons, and, when baby spiders hatch in its branches, they especially enjoy the silvery webs that appear.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J 398.2094 KIM

Rusu, Meredith

Summary: A retelling of the classic story emphasizing the importance of patience and careful planning. Contains questions and guidelines for parents and educators.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 RUS

Ata, Te.

Summary: Willful Baby Rattlesnake throws tantrums to get his rattle before he's ready, but he misuses it and learns a lesson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Book Press 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 ATA

Kimmel, Eric A.

Summary: Two married gods disobey their orders and visit Earth, are turned into mortals as punishment, and eventually become mountains so that they will always stand side by side.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 KIM

McDermott, Gerald.

Summary: All the birds enjoy the song-like flute music of Jabuti, the tortoise, except Vulture who, jealous because he cannot sing, tricks Jabuti into riding his back toward a festival planned by the King of Heaven.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 MCD

Goble, Paul.

Summary: A retelling of the Cheyenne and Sioux myth about the Great Race, a contest called by the Creator to settle the question whether man or buffalo should have supremacy and thus become the guardians of Creation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bradbury Press 1985

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 GOB

Hunt, Angela Elwell

Summary: Three trees that dream of greatness are surprised by the way their dreams come true.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lion Pub. 1989

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398 HUN

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.24 HUN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.24 Hun

Lester, Julius

Summary: An illustrated collection of twelve folk tales, ten African and two Jewish.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1989

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 LES

Taylor, Harriet Peck.

Summary: Coyote arranges the stars in the shapes of his animal friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bradbury Press 1993

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.26 TAY

Goble, Paul.

Summary: After caring for an old abandoned horse, a poor young Pawnee boy is rewarded by the horse's mystic powers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: J 398.2 Goble

Guillain, Charlotte.

Summary: In this retelling of the classic fairy tale, a kitten called Cat climbs to the top of an enormous beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart a giant dog and make his and his mother's fortune. Includes a note on the history of the tale.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Raintree 2014

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE GUI

Jones, Jennifer Berry.

Summary: A Dakota woman learns a hard lesson about greed and selfishness when she takes the winter supply of earth beans from Heetunka, the Bean Mouse, and leaves nothing in return.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roberts Rinehart Publishers in conjunction with the Council for Indian Education 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 JON

McGill, Alice.

Summary: With the humor and wisdom of her North Carolina roots, Alice McGill shares the stories she remembers from her father, mother, grandmother, and neighbors. Her telling is as fresh as a loaf of bread still warm from the ashes, as she brings to life the creatures that so fascinated her as a child: Bruh Rabbit, Sis Possum, Bruh Bear, and Bruh Fox. Illustrated with zest and warmth, these stories were...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2004

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MCG

Van Laan, Nancy.

Summary: A rhyming retelling of an Indian folktale from Brazil about tiny, playful monkeys and why they have no place to call home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 VAN

Wargin, Kathy-jo.

Summary: Recounts the life of Petosegay, an Ottawa Indian chief, who gave his name to the small town in northern Michigan--Petoskey--where a unique stone can be found along its shores.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 398.2 War

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Wargin 2004

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WAR

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WAR

Bruchac, Joseph

Summary: Tells the story of how Raccoon, the fastest animal on earth, loses his speed because he is boastful and breaks his promises.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 BRU

Ehlert, Lois.

Summary: An adaptation of the Peruvian folktale in which Fox and Mole try to climb to the moon on a rope woven of grass.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Voyager Books 2003

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J 398.2 SPANISH EHL

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