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Book of Nature Myths

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By: (1860-1932)

This is a book of myths told by the Indians of North America to their children. They could be compared to present day Fairy Tales.

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[Illustration: FROM THE WIGWAM OF THE GREAT SPIRIT (page 2)]

THE BOOK OF NATURE MYTHS

BY FLORENCE HOLBROOK

PRINCIPAL OF FORESTVILLE SCHOOL, CHICAGO

[Illustration: Publishers Stamp]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO · DALLAS SAN FRANCISCO

The Riverside Press Cambridge

Children's Room

COPYRIGHT 1902 BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The Riverside Press CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS PRINTED IN THE U.S.A

PREFACE.

In preparing the Book of Nature Myths the desire has been to make a second reader which would be adapted to the child's interest, ability, and progress.

The subject matter is of permanent value, culled from the folk lore of the primitive races; the vocabulary, based upon that of the Hiawatha Primer, is increased gradually, and the new words and phrases will add to the child's power of expression. The naïve explanations of the phenomena of nature given by the primitive races appeal to the child's wonder about the same phenomena, and he is pleased and interested... Continue reading book >>


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