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- DescriptionHave you ever seen an opossum, hurrying across the road with its eyes and coat shining in your headlights? Or hanging upside down from a tree? Or lying on the ground 'playing possum' as if dead? And did you ever wonder why the opossum acts this way? <br><br>The ancient Cherokee people wondered about the opossum, whose silly grin and hairless tail caught their imagination. In those days, the people had written language, and they relied on stories to explain the behaviour of the animals in their world. According to Cherokee legend, the Opossum owned a magnificent tail, covered in glistening fur, of which he was terribly proud. The tail was so magnificent, in fact, that the Opossum thought it his duty to make everyone else appreciate it as well. <br><br>In this seventh volume of the <em>Grandmother Stories</em>, Si-qua the Opossum brags constantly about his tail until his neighbours can stand it more. Something must be done about him! The prideful Si-qua is overcome by loss and despair when his outer beauty is suddenly gone. But an unexpected ally helps Si-qua discover powerful abilities within himself that will soon win the true admiration of his friends.
- Author Biography<strong>Murv Jacob</strong>, a descendant of Kentucky Cherokees, is an internationally known artist whose illustrations appear in over seventy book and video projects. He won the 2003 Oklahoma Book Award for Design and Illustration for his drawings in <em>The Great Ball Game of the Birds and Animals</em>.<br><br><strong>Deborah L. Duvall</strong> is an author of books and short stories on Cherokee history and tradition, a singer-songwriter, and a professional in financial management. She was born and continues to live in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, capital of the Cherokee Nation.
- Author(s)Deborah L. Duvall,Murv Jacob
- PublisherUniversity of New Mexico Press
- Date of Publication30/10/2012
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Series TitleGrandmother Stories S.
- Place of PublicationAlbuquerque, NM
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of New Mexico Press
- Weight136 g
- Width216 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine5 mm
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