The Book of Nature Myths


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(4.5 stars; 18 reviews)

This is a book of myths told by the Indians of North America to their children. They could be compared to present day Fairy Tales. (Summary by Kenneth Coon) (3 hr 37 min)

Chapters

The Story of the First Humming Bird 8:34 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the First Butterflies 3:09 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the First Woodpecker 3:06 Read by Raybrite
Why the Woodpecker's Head is Red 4:45 Read by Raybrite
Why the Cat always falls upon her Feet 3:35 Read by Raybrite
Why the Swallow's Tail is Forked 5:14 Read by Raybrite
Why the White Hares have Black Ears 3:31 Read by Raybrite
Why the Magpie's Nest is not well built 3:05 Read by Raybrite
Why the Raven's Feathers are Black 2:49 Read by Raybrite
How Fire was brought to the Indians 6:44 Read by Raybrite
How the Quail became a Snipe 4:38 Read by Raybrite
Why the Serpent sheds his skin 3:06 Read by Raybrite
Why the Dove is Timid 2:45 Read by Raybrite
Why the Parrot repeats the Words of Men 3:45 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the First Mocking Bird 3:53 Read by Raybrite
Why the Tail of the Fox has a White Tip 4:12 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the first Frogs 3:55 Read by Raybrite
Why the Rabbit is Timid 2:41 Read by Raybrite
Why the Peetweet cries for Rain 2:45 Read by Raybrite
Why the Bear has a Short Tail 2:59 Read by Raybrite
Why the Wren flies Close to the Earth 3:35 Read by Raybrite
Why the Hoofs of the Deer are Split 3:38 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the First Grasshopper 4:05 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the Oriole 3:52 Read by Raybrite
Why the Peacock's Tail has a Hundred Eyes 4:04 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the Bees and the Flies 2:46 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the First Moles 2:37 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the First Ants 4:15 Read by Raybrite
The Face of the Manito 4:41 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the First Diamonds 3:44 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the First Pearls 3:36 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the First Emeralds 4:01 Read by Raybrite
Why the Evergreen Trees never lose their Leaves 4:17 Read by Raybrite
Why the Aspen Leaves tremble 2:54 Read by Raybrite
How the Blossoms came to the Heather 3:38 Read by Raybrite
How Flax was given to Men 4:08 Read by Raybrite
Why the Juniper has Berries 2:38 Read by Raybrite
Why the Sea is Salt 3:50 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the First Whitefish 3:05 Read by Raybrite
Was it the First Turtle? 3:48 Read by Raybrite
Why the Crocodile has a Wide Mouth 4:26 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the Picture on the Vase 4:40 Read by Raybrite
Why the Water in Rivers is never Still 5:21 Read by Raybrite
How the Raven helped Men 4:25 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the Earth and Sky 4:29 Read by Raybrite
How Summer came to the Earth 7:21 Read by Raybrite
The Story of the First Snowdrops 4:11 Read by Raybrite
Why the Face of the Moon is White 4:11 Read by Raybrite
Why all Men love the Moon 4:27 Read by Raybrite
Why there is a Hare in the Moon 4:17 Read by Raybrite
The Children in the Moon 4:12 Read by Raybrite
Why is there a Man in the Moon 3:09 Read by Raybrite
The Twin Stars 4:18 Read by Raybrite
The Lantern and the Fan 5:35 Read by Raybrite

Reviews

Interesting examples of North American Indian myths and origin tales.


(4 stars)

The reader sounds Native American, which adds an authentic feel and rich experience to these tales. Unfortunately, his very even tone and cadence sent me to sleep once or twice. Great tales, but included are tales based in Japan and India (as I recall), which are a little weird. Still, great reading (hearing)!

great book Best narrator


(5 stars)

so many narrators on this app have high pitch nasal or heavily accented voices. I love this narrator and could listen to him all day. I hope I can find more of him and hope they ask him to do more projects. I love the way these stories impart wisdom in a way all can understand.

wonderful bedtime stories


(5 stars)

Love this book.

AWESOME!!(:


(5 stars)

This was awesome. I loved it 😊😊✔❤