Fox, Mary Lou. As told by Mrs. Susan Enosse. Ojibwe translation by Melvina Corbiere. Illustrated by Martin Panamick.
Title WHY THE BEAVER HAS A BROAD TAIL. AMIK GAZHI DEBINUNG WE ZAWONUGOM.
Publisher Highway Book Shop, Cobalt, Ontario, 1992 reprint.
Seller ID 23080
11 pages text, 10 pages b&w illustrations, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0889540497 Illustrated by Martin Panamick in the Woodland School style popularized by Norval Morrisseau. Bilingual text (English/Ojibwe). The beaver tricks the muskrat into trading tails. "This traditional Ojibwe legend was originally prepared in book form for use in Manitoulin Island schools, with the intent of providing Indian students with reading material that was representative of their own culture. To that end a story of local origin was provided in both an English and an Ojibwe text and woodcut illustrations characteristic of the area. While it continues to serve its original purpose, the book has also achieved recognition as a significant example of Ojibwe Art." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor soiling. Near Fine