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Little Firefly: An Algonquian Legend (Native American Legends)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Magnificent illustrations and captivating texts tell the legends of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Americas, and Native America.
Paperback, 47 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Troll Communications (first published 1990)
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Kristine Hansen
In a sort of Cinderella story, we see Little Burnt One, who resolves it would be better to be servant to The Invisible One than to take her sisters' abuse another day. I felt there was a little less about the Algonquins in the facts at the end, but was fascinated by the details. I loved picturing this story as I read it.
Oct 18, 2010 Lorie rated it really liked it
With similarities to Cinderella, Little Firefly becomes the wife of the great hunter who is invisible to all but his wife. Little Firefly is treated badly by her sisters who make her do all of the work for the family. They call her names and tell her that she will never amount to anything. Little Firefly eventually goes off to find "The Invisible One" after her mother's spirit tells her that she will find happiness there. This Algonquain legend could be used with students for studying character ...more
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
May 18, 2016 Kelly H. (Maybedog) rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful series of books that tells a Native American traditional story and follows it with information about those people including history and how they lived traditionally.

This Algonquian story is very similar to cinderella but the end has her going to him and the test taking place immediately. She never returns to her evil sisters who burned her. (Yes, there's even a fire.) I like it much better.
I definitely enjoyed the legend, a great combination of a familiar story with a definite difference. I also enjoyed reading the information about the Algonquian in the back.

I preferred the more sophisticated rendition The Rough-Face Girl.
Sep 24, 2009 Lori rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Cinderella type story. The tale is told similarly in "The Rough-Face Girl" who's illustrations I prefer, but this has a few details in the story which are not told in that one and a nice added history of the Algonquian people at the end.
Oct 29, 2013 Theresa rated it it was amazing
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Algonquin Cinderella legend with history and pictures about the culture
Cassidy Mayhew
I loved this book as a kid:)
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