Saturday, July 12, 2014
First Fire, by Nancy Kelly Allen, is the retelling of a Cherokee folktale recounting the mythical events that unfold as a variety of creatures attempt to capture fire. When a bolt of lightning strikes a sycamore tree on a nearby island, the animals decide they needed fire for themselves. These animals, whose unique characteristics are developed as a result of their encounter with the elusive fire, endure a number of trials as each, one at a time, attempts to retrieve a burning ember.
Author, Nancy Kelly Allen, has taken a timeless folktale and given it wings in this lovely retelling of the first fire encountered by the creatures of this land. Illustrations by Sherry Rogers are vividly depicted and offer vibrant and expressive renderings of this classic tale.
First Fire comes highly recommended to classrooms, home and school libraries and for gift giving. This book has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval
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