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Friday, September 29, 2017

Earth Mother - Ellen Jackson

In this gorgeously illustrated full color book, Earth Mother awakens and creates the world and its creatures. She creates the land, the water, the wind. She creates all creatures from the plants to hawks.

Demonstrating the ecosystem mosquito, frog, and human all tell Earth Mother about each other, praising or complaining about each respectively. At the end of the day, Earth Mother is satisfied with her work and chooses to keep things as they are, seeing the necessity in each life.

Earth Mother is illustrated as a beautiful young African woman with a gorgeous afro and her people are shown in assorted traditional dress. The bold lines and certain stature of the characters seem stagnant, but the colors are vibrant and the faces expressive. Parents and children will enjoy watching the world come to life in this lovely book.

More by the Author:
The Precious Gift: A Navaho Creation Myth
The Summer Solstice
The Tree Of Life: The Wonders Of Evolution

More by the Illustrators:
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems

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