Wesakejack and the Flood.
Bill Ballantyne. Illustrated by Linda Mullin.
Preschool - grade 6 / Ages 4 - 11.
One morning Wesakejack and his companions woke up to find the rain and the wind had stopped. Soon the sun was shining and the water was still and smooth. The animals asked Wesakejack, "How do we find land? Where is it?" Wesakejack said, "There is land. Under the water. If one of you can get a piece of earth for me, I could expand it into an island."
This North American native myth is very like the biblical story of flood. Wesakejack sees the fighting and unhappiness of his people and does something about it a -- flood, which teaches a drastic lesson.
Margaret Ross is a librarian at the Burk's Falls, Armour & Ryerson Union Public Library in Burk's Falls, ON.
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