Grandfather Mountain: Stories of Gods and Heroes from Many Cultures
. Barefoot Books, $19.99 (80pp) ISBN 978-1-84148-789-2
Grandfather Mountain: Stories of Gods and Heroes from Many Cultures by Burleigh Muten, illus. by Si n Bailey, collects tales of spirituality from around the world. The titular story, from the Seneca Indians of North America, tells of Crow, a boy whom Grandfather Mountain deems the world's first storyteller, while ""The Sons of Rangi and Papa-tu-a-nuku"" is a bittersweet creation myth from the Maori in New Zealand. Bailey's illustrations include a meticulously detailed visual border whose narrative parallels the text. .
Reviewed on: 09/01/2004