cover image The First Strawberries

The First Strawberries

Joseph Bruchac, Anna Vojtech. Puffin Books, $6.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-14-056409-9

This legend explains the origins of strawberries, grown by the sun to help the first man and woman patch a quarrel. ""Spare text, an uncomplicated story line and gentle illustrations keep this quiet but resonant tale accessible to even the youngest child,"" said PW. Ages 4-8. (June)