ERIC Number: EJ636828
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
The Earth's Birthday Story: Creation Myths in Children's Books.
Leach, Alexandra N.
Journal of Children's Literature, v27 n1 p43-48 Spr 2001
Examines the genre of "Myth" in children's books. Discusses 38 titles focusing on mythology in children's books. Considers myths in Africa and Ancient Egypt, Asia and the Pacific, Canada and the United States, and Spanish-speaking America. Discusses story collections from around the world, original creation stories, and Genesis, the Biblical creation story. (SG)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation, Mythology, Reading Instruction
Published by the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, Evelyn Freeman, co-editor, School of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University, 333 Arps Hall, 1945 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43210.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: A Multicultural Perspective on Children and Their Literature.