Bear brags that he can do anything-even stop the sun from rising. Brown Squirrel doesn't believe him, so the two wait all night to see if the sun will rise. Sure enough, the sky reddens and the sun appears.Brown Squirrel is so happy to be right that he teases Bear. What happens when a little brown squirrel teases a big black bear?Brown Squirrel gets stripes and is called chipmunk from that day forward . . . Joseph and James Bruchac join forces to create this buoyant picture book, based on a Native American folktale. Illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey.
Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children’s book author, poet, novelist, and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications, from?Akwesasne Notes?and?American Poetry Review?toNational Geographic?and?Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children, including?Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two,?Skeleton Man, and?The Heart of a Chief.