How the Stars Fell Into the Sky
A Navajo LegendBook - 1992
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“The people will see these laws before they enter their hogans at night.”
“Write them in the water then, he said and turned to go, having more important matters on his mind”. “But they will disappear the moment I write them on the water,” First Woman called out.
"Why don't you write them in the sky? he said. Take your jewels there and write them in the sky".
"The people need to know the laws. To help them we must write the laws for all to see."
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"How the Stars Fell Into the Sky: A Navajo Legend" is about how the stars became in the sky. It also tells that the stars were placed in the sky in order to led ancestors, however, the coyote manages to place the "jewels" in the sky in the wrong order according to the woman. Thus the legend of how the "jewels" became in the sky remains unsolved.
This book is based around a Navajo Legend. It explains how the stars came about being in the sky. The First Woman wanted to create laws for the descendants to follow but Coyote ruined her process so the myth still remains a mystery on how the stars were put in the sky.
This picture book is about the first man and woman who think that they need to write the laws down for every other man and woman after them. She begins to write the laws in the sky with her jewels or stars. Soon her laws are the stars that begin to appear in the sky.
This magical folktale tells the story about a man and a woman who decide to write "the laws" for their people. The woman in the book begins to patiently write the laws in the sky with her jewels(stars). This is when she starts to put the stars in the sky. An impatient coyote arrives to help but in the end ruins the woman's plans because of his impatience. This ruins her plan and leaves the mystery of how the stars fell into the sky.
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