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Cherokee

Learn how Felix the frog survives through winter. Written in Cherokee syllabary with English translation in the back of the book. 

Beautiful photographs of animals accompanied by illustrations of their tracks and their name in English and Cherokee syllabary. 

Step back in time for a captivating glimpse of Cherokee life in pre-Columbian North America. Join Little Wolf and his family as they prepare to celebrate Itse Selu, the harvest festival. As night approaches the village, the magic of anticipation fills the air. The luscious feast, Grandfather’s storytelling, and the sacred corn dance weave a magical tapestry of tradition.
ITSE SELU celebrates the rich and expressive spirit of the ancient Cherokee culture. The inclusion of Cherokee vocabulary introduces readers to their language and creates a unique texture. A pronunciation key, alphabet, and glossary are included.

In this folk tale you will learn why the possum has no hair on his tail. Includes English to Cherokee syllabary vocabulary words.

This beautifully illustrated story tells the Cherokee origin legend of strawberries. Page by page, the fable unfolds with a easy to follow storyline and important accompanying moral- that friendship and respect are as sweet as the taste of ripe, red berries.

On a bright early Spring morning Walela and his mother woke up very hungry. Etsi told Walela that she would go to breakfast and for Walela to wait and she would be back soon. The other birds try to teach Walela how to get food but eventually he learns the right way to hunt for food. 
Written in Cherokee syllabary with English translation in the back of the book.