Winner of the 1969 Caldecott Medal
Sun and his wife, the moon, lived on Earth and built a large house so that the water people could visit. But so many poured in that they were forced to move to the sky.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0395539637 Ages 4-7
Keywords: Africa, folktale, multicultural, folklore, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, Caldecott Medal
An African folktale tells how the sun and water once lived on earth as friends, but because the sun failed to build his house large enough, he and his wife, the moon, were driven into the sky when the water came to visit them.---from the publisher
Editor's note: First published in 1910 in the author's Folk stories from southern Nigeria, West Africa.