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The Star Maiden: An Ojibway Tale

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Tired of wandering in the sky, the star maiden searches for the perfect home on earth.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 3rd 1991 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 1988)
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Zach Larson
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Star Maiden is an Ojibway Native American legend about a beautiful star that wanted to live on earth. The Star Maiden tried living as a rose, but found it was too far away from the people she enjoyed observing. She tried living as a blue prairie flower, but got trampled by bison. She and her Star Maiden sisters than got together and made a plan. They would live on the lake nearby to the Anishinabe people in the form of water lilies. The people therefore honor the water lilies of today as fal ...more
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reading-350
This book tells the tale of how white water lilies came to be in lakes. A star maiden wanted came to rest in the sky right above an indian camp. She wanted to be apart of this land but didnt know what to be. She tried being a rose, but was too far away from the village. She became a field flower, but the earth always rumbled because of the buffalo. She finally floated above the lake, and in the morning there were hundreds of white water lilies in the water; she had finally found what she wanted ...more
Apr 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
My children love this book (ages 6,9, and 10). The book is about a star that wants to come to earth. She needs a place to call home. She wants to be able to see all the children of the tribe playing together. She finally finds home in a water pond. All her star maiden friends want to join her so they all set themselves down on the pond, becoming water lilies.
The illustrations are beautiful! Loved Book in Our Home. Not my favorite book but my children love it!
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
The Star Maiden is an Ojibway tale about a star maiden who wants to find a perfect home. The Indian tribe welcomes the star maiden and hope she finds happiness and contentment among them in their restless world. A beautiful story that tells of a people long ago who’s lives and beliefs are very differently than those of today.
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful double illustrations on every other page (an up close illustration of what is happening for most of the page and then a strip panorama about where it's happening make each page of this book worthy of framing. The story is sweet and for once the general people aren't greedy and evil; everyone is nice and welcoming and the conflict is something else. Highly recommended.
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