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Eleven Nature Tales

Eleven Nature Tales

(1996)
A collection of stories by

 
Folktales are as old as mankind, yet as new as each sunrise. They were shaped in a time when our ancestors knew that their daily welfare depended on maintaining a balance in nature. Today the survival of the planet depends on that same balance, and Pleasant DeSpain believes "we can count on the tales of old to provide ecological explanations, lessons, warnings, and wonders." DeSpain provides eleven ancient stories that address the natural elements. The opening story, "All Things Are Connected," comes from Zaire and handily illustrates the balance of nature. The ending story, "Enough Is Enough," is a native Quinault tale explaining the formation of the Puget Sound. In between are folktales from Fiji, Central Asia, Australia, China, Portugal, and the Algonquin, Cherokee, and Tlingit native people, illustrated in scratchboard by Joe Shlichta. These ancient tales of ancestors teach readers the importance of citizenship, resourcefulness and respect.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2000 : USA Turtleback
Title: Eleven Nature Tales: A Multicultural Journey
Author(s): Pleasant Despain
ISBN: 0-606-19257-3 / 978-0-606-19257-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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April 1996 : USA Hardback
Title: Eleven Nature Tales: A Multicultural Journey (World Storytelling from August House)
Author(s): Pleasant DeSpain
ISBN: 0-613-88808-1 / 978-0-613-88808-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 1955 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Eleven Nature Tales: A Multicultural Journey (World Storytelling) (World Storytelling from August House)
Author(s): Pleasant DeSpain
ISBN: 0-87483-447-3 / 978-0-87483-447-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: August House
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Paperback Editions

April 1996 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Eleven Nature Tales: A Multicultural Journey (World Storytelling)
Author(s): Pleasant DeSpain
ISBN: 0-87483-458-9 / 978-0-87483-458-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: August House
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Kindle Editions

November 1996 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Eleven Nature Tales (World Stories By August House)
Author(s): Pleasant DeSpain
Publisher: August House
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November 1996 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Eleven Nature Tales (World Stories By August House)
Author(s): Pleasant DeSpain
Publisher: August House
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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