Quests for Fire: Tales from Many Lands by Jon C. Stott,Theo Dombrowski

By Jon C. Stott,Theo Dombrowski

It is difficult to visualize lifestyles with no fireplace. warmth, gentle, food—where might we be with no those necessities? even if we don't depend on fireplace as a lot at the present time as in instances prior, nor have as a lot direct touch with it, fireplace used to be usually an important to survival whilst the tales during this assortment have been first advised. humans usually advised tales approximately it: what their lives have been like with no hearth, how they first obtained it and the way it replaced their lives.

This selection of 9 conventional stories, retold by means of Jon C. Stott, attracts from 8 diversified international locations. find out how Maui stole fireplace two times (New Zealand), how Coyote and his buddies captured hearth (United States), how Opossum introduced hearth again to the folks (Mexico) and the way Vasilisa used the Baba Yaga’s fireplace (Russia). the most characters of those tales fluctuate in lots of features. a few are famous heroes, and a few are insignificant contributors in their teams. a few made their quests for fireplace by myself, and a few labored with others. a few have been courageous and unselfish, and a few sought own glory. yet all knew that fireside used to be crucial for his or her people.

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