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Why The Sky Is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale

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The sky was once so close to the Earth that people cut parts of it to eat, but their waste and greed caused the sky to move far away.

ISBN-13: 9780316308748

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 04-01-1995

Pages: 32

Product Dimensions: 10.38(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.12(d)

Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Mary-Joan Gerson has written five books for children. She was inspired to write this story after spending time in Nigeria with the Peace Corps. Mary travels extensively to explore different cultures and discover new ways to see the world, and enjoys sharing that experience with children and adults through her books. Carla Golembe is an award-winning illustrator, artist, author, and teacher. Her artwork, in a wide range of mediums including acrylic on paper and canvas, gouache, and monotype, has been featured at galleries across the country.