Why the sky is far away: a folktale from Nigeria

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Little, Brown,
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1st ed.
Illustrated throughout, this tale explains why people today must grow and harvest their own food. In the beginning eating was simple - everyone reached up and ate a piece of the sky. Through carelessness and waste the people eventually angered the sky and it sailed upwards - out of reach.
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Level 4.5, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 800L
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subject_facet Folklore -- Nigeria
title_display Why the sky is far away : a folktale from Nigeria
title_full Why the sky is far away : a folktale from Nigeria / retold by Mary-Joan Gerson ; pictures by Carla Golembe
title_short Why the sky is far away :
title_sub a folktale from Nigeria
topic_facet Folklore