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Dayrell, Elphinstone, 1869-1917.

Why the sun and the moon live in the sky : an African folktale / by Elphinstone Dayrell ; illustrations by Blair Lent. - Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1968. - 26 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

First published in 1914 in the author's Folk stories from southern Nigeria, West Africa.

Elem. School Library Collection, June 2000 School Library Journal starred Notable/Best Books (A.L.A.) Booklist Horn Book

An African folktale tells how the sun and water once lived on earth as friends, but because the sun failed to build his house large enough, he and his wife, the moon, were driven into the sky when the water came to visit them.

4.3 K-3 Follett Library Resources

Caldecott Medal/Honor


68014293 /AC/r85

PZ8.1.D33 / Wh


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