The Boy Who Lived With the Bears and Other Iroquois Stories

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Gathered here are six Iroquois stories that have been passed down by generations of storytellers—around the central fire of an Iroquois longhouse, in a kitchen, or on a back porch—and told here by renowned Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac.

Available in paperback only.  The Boy Who Lived With the Bears and Other Iroquois Stories, by Joseph Bruchac, with illustrations by Murv Jacob.  1995, 63 pages

Gathered here are six Iroquois stories that have been passed down by generations of storytellers—around the central fire of an Iroquois longhouse, in a kitchen, or on a back porch—and told here by renowned Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac.

In this collection, the reader will meet, among others, Buzzard, who flies to the Creator to bring back clothes for all the birds; tiny Chipmunk, who takes on great Bear in a challenge to keep the sun from rising; and a young boy who has lost his own family and finds love in the home of the Bears.

Combined with the tapestry-like work of Native American artist Murv Jacob, Joseph Bruchac’s stories invite readers of all ages to share in the tradition of the storyteller.

Joseph Bruchac is an Abenaki Indian renowned for his storytelling and performances all over the United States and Europe. He has written more than 50 books for adults and children, and his work has won numerous awards, including the Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts award, and the IRA Yong Adult Choices and Teachers’ Choice awards.

Murv Jacob is a painter and pipemaker of Kentucky-Cherokee descent. He has illustrated many Native American stories, including How Rabbit Tricked Otter and Other Cherokee Trickster Stories by Gayle Ross. His work has won numerous awards, including the Grand Award at the Trail of Tears Art Show.

Publisher: Parabola Books
Culture Group: Iroquois