OUT OF PRINT This title is curretly unavailable from the publisher Tales the Elders Told - Ojibway Legends is a collection of nine Ojibway stories by noted historian and educator, Basil Johnston. These legends explain why the birds go south in the winter, and how bats, spiders, butterflies, and dogs came to be. In addition there are stories about Nanabush and the ducks, Thunderbirds and fireflies, and the fox and the wolf. Moral teachings and subtle humour are evident in each charming story written especially for young children. The distinctive drawings and painting of Cree artist Shirley Cheechoo enhance the text. Recommended for reading aloud at story time, and for students in grade 3 to six.