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Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky

Elphinstone Dayrell, Blair Lent (Illustrator)


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Sun and his wife, the moon, lived on Earth and built a large house so that the water people could visit. But so many poured in that they were forced to move to the sky.

Praise For Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky

"An African folktale is interpreted with originality and harmony." Booklist, ALA

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780395539637, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 1990

About the Author

Elphinstone Dayrell (1869-1917) is also the author of Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria and Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, West Africa

Blair Lent (1930-2009) won the 1973 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration (The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel).