Bo Flood, Beret E. Strong, William Flood
Softcover, 266 pp.
Written at a 4th-grade reading level, these 44 easy-to-read stories are windows on the cultures of the Pacific Islands and Aboriginal Australia. Includes glossary, bibliography and striking illustrations throughout. Teachers guide provides summaries, discussion questions, activities, thematic index and bibliography.
This book contains tales from Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Australia, and is a spell-binding collection of forty-three traditional or historical stories from the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and Australia. These stories, adapted from a variety of sources and retold at a fourth grade reading level, will capture and hold the attention of readers of all ages. Creation myths, myths of origin, adventures of gods and heroes, kings and queens, naughty children, husbands and wives – all illustrate the relationship of the people to their islands, the ocean, and each other. Connie J. Adams intricate, culturally accurate woodcut illustrations make the stories a visual delight.