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The Legend of the Petoskey Stone (Myths, Legends, Fairy and Folktales)

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Illustrated by Gijsbert van FrankenhuyzenThe sixth tale in our Legend series, "The Legend of the Petoskey Stone" focuses on the naming of this unique fossil, found only on the shores of Lake Michigan. From the ancient, warm sea that covered most of the state, through Native American history and the history of the town named after a great chief, "The Legend of the Petoskey ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published May 26th 2004 by Sleeping Bear Press
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Summary: A father walking on the beach with his son tells the story of the petoskey stone, which is named after the man who "founded" the town.

Response: This book is also on Oyate's list of books to avoid, and as I read it with my daughter, we tried to determine what makes it problematic. From our outsider perspective, we first wondered if the details were authentic (the way the clothing was depicted, for instance), and we had no way of knowing if they were accurate or not. As we read on, we won
Michele Reno
I read this to kindergarteners and they stayed interested for about the first three pages... after that disaster struck. They just did not like this book.

I had a feeling they wouldn't like it, since I thought it was a tad sentimental and boring.
Kate Vander
This was a good book. It is not quite as powerful as The Legend of Sleeping Bear and The Legend of Mackinac Island but it worth the read.
Write a review...about an indian legend and the belife that the future can imulate the past
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Review. 1 1 Mar 31, 2015 07:35PM  
When Kathy-jo Wargin was a young girl, each night after dinner, her mother let her choose between washing the dishes or writing a poem. Before long, she decided that if she grew up to be a writer, she wouldn't have to do any dishes. She has since learned that even though she has published more than twenty award-winning books for children, she still has to wash the dishes. Kathy-jo lives in Minneso ...more
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