#14: Fire Race
A Karuk Coyote Tale About How Fire Came to the People.
Description by Julian Lang
“In Fire Race, we are reminded just how important the willow tree is to our way of life. We are told of one way that coyote helped us. We are reminded that we must remember to respect each other. The story reveals that all-natural living things are important, from the little frog to the soaring eagle.”
Author’s note: This story is based on various versions of the Karuk myth, The Karuk – meaning “upriver” – people are native to the rugged Klamath River region of Northwest California. Retold by Jonathan London. Illustrated by Sylvia Long. Chronicle Books, San Francisco
Ages 5 – 8