The Star-Man and Other Tales

SKU: 0888544197

Jonas (Wah-Sa-Ghe-Zik) George, Basil H. Johnston
Grade Levels:
Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Ojibwe, Woodland
Book Type:
University of Toronto Press
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Sale price$19.95


The Star-Man and Other Tales is a collection of nine Ojibway stories and legends from contemporary storytellers Basil Johnston, Sam Ozawamik, and Frank Shawbedees with others told by Jonas George, of the Rama First Nation, early in the twentieth century. Each story is enhanced by the art of Ken Syrette of the Batchewana First Nation. Four stories by Jonas George (Wah-sa-ghe-zik, "The Shining Day") were published in 1914 and 1916. The Star-Man, Thunders / Monsters, Thunderbirds, and Thunderbolts explain early star-visitors, the power of the Thunders who control monsters, and the powerful energy of Thunderbolts. Each story expresses the subtle humour, wisdom, and vision of Anishinaubae storytellers. Noted Ojibway educator and writer Basil Johnston collected and translated these original stories. He also contributed Short Tail, and Dog! Bring Me a Beaver. These stories are recommended for anyone interested in enjoying the power and magic of traditional storytelling.

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