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The Hummingbird's Gift
The inspiration for these two original folktales stems from the author and illustrator's fascination with ethnic folk arts. Their original stories celebrate the rich diversity of the legends, customs, and art styles of other cultures. Full color.
Hardcover, 1 page
Published April 1st 1994 by Hyperion Books
(first published January 1st 1994)
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Apr 22, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a nice folktale about a family who helps hummingbirds during a drought. They did it even though they were poor, and even though they were suffering and lacked sufficient food and water themselves. And in return the hummingbirds gave them a gift that they would pass down from generation to generation. Nice illustrations and beautiful depictions of woven straw creatures.
Dec 22, 2007 Julia rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: folktale fans, crafters
A beautiful folktale from Mexico about how a woman saved hummingbirds during a drought, and the birds gave the gift of grass doll making to the village. Beautiful retelling and illustrations.