retold and illustrated by Sandra L. Dodge
After the Great Spirit creates the world and its people, he also creates Minegoo - a beautiful island on which his people will live. He tells his helper, Kluskap, to place the island on the most beautiful place on earth. Kluskap sets Minegoo on the Shining Waters, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
A magical creation story, delicately told in both Mi'kmaq and English. Fine, lightly tinted watercolours enhance the tale, as do the Mi'kmaq quill patterns that edge each page.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Another interesting creation story; this is from the Yerubas:
The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation Myth
retold by David A. Anderson