THE LEGEND OF THE BEAVER'S TAIL

Long ago Beaver did not look like he does now. Yes, he had two very large front teeth, but his tail was not wide and flat. It was thick with silky fur. Vain Beaver is inordinately proud of his glorious tail. When he's not bragging about his tail, Beaver spends his time grooming it, while the other woodland creatures go about their business of finding food and shelter for their families. Eventually Beaver's boasting drives away his friends and he is left on his own. But when his tail is flattened in an accident (of his own making), Beaver learns to value its new shape and seeks to make amends with his friends. Based on an Ojibwe legend.


Storytelling World 2016 Honor Award

Keystone to Reading Book Award Nominee, 2016-2017


Selected Works

Harkening back to the magic and lessons learned from classic fairy tales, this imaginative tale reminds readers of all ages of the importance of pursuing one’s dreams and following one’s heart.
A rollicking rhyming retell of The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
A Native American legend is combined with facts about the beaver as a keystone species.
A fun-filled Christmas story
Cow is a bit of an 'Amelia Bedelia' as she misunderstands and demands things the other animals have.
Woodland animal families go to sleep in this lyrical story beautifully illustrated by Laura Watkins.
It's bedtime in the forest, and Fawn wants to stay up. But as night falls, Fawn finds that his friends are already fast asleep.
An owlet asks his mama a lot of questions when it is time for bed.

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