Why the Crocodile Has a Wide Mouth

and Other Nature Myths

Florence Holbrook



These fifty-four stories, gathered from cultures around the world and told for children, offer up the myths of the creation of some of the most fascinating animals and phenomena of the world.

Learn why the rabbit is timid and the bear has a short tail. Find out how fire was brought to the Indians, and how summer came to the earth. Discover why the sea is salty and evergreen trees never lose their leaves. You can meet the children in the moon and the first grasshopper, too.

In my opinion, this is a delightful accompaniment to fables and good, happy reading any time.

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