The Story of the Milky Way: a Cherokee Tale
Author: Joseph Bruchac & Gayle Ross
Illustrator: Virginia A. Stroud
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication Year: 1995
Brief Summary: This traditional Cherokee legend explains how the Milky Way came to be.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- Aesop Prize, 1996′ ‘ Accolade’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘
- Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 1997 ; National Council of Teachers of English
- Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Discuss folktales, legends, and pourquoi tales…what does this legend explain? Read alongside with other stories that explain stars, constellations, or other aspects of nature.
- Why was corn so important for the people in the story?
- Read other books about Cherokee culture and customs.
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Capilano Library