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Norman, Howard: Between Heaven and Earth: Bird Tales from Around the World.

Norman, Howard BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH: Bird Tales From Around the World. Il. by Leo and Diane Dillon. ISBN 0-15-201982-0. Orlando, FL: Gulliver Books, Harcourt, 2004. 73 pp. $22. The author has brought together five beautifully illustrated folktales about Australian pelicans, Norwegian crows, Sri Lankan quail, an African rainbow bird, and Chinese swans. Each story reflects the language and culture of its origin, and the illustrations capture the feel of the land and the characters in each tale. The themes reflect human frailties and triumphs through their animal characters, who are portrayed as mischievous, enchanting, challenging, and victorious. These stories are so captivating, they will entice readers to seek out other tales from these cultural traditions. Ages 7-10. Reviewed by Rebecca Reid, State University of New York, Cobleskill
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Author:Reid, Rebecca
Publication:Childhood Education
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Date:Sep 22, 2005
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