Zinnia: How The Corn Was Saved
When the Navajo’s crops fail yet again, the boy Red Bird is sent to ask Spider Woman for her help. His journey leads him to a flock of sun-yellow birds, a lizard, a Gila monster, and a snake. To each of the animals, Red Bird asks the same question: “Could you tell me where Spider Woman lives?” At last, after traveling in each of the four directions, Red Bird finds Spider Woman sitting in her web. Will she help him? Red Bird’s quest to save his people will serve as an inspiration to all readers with responsibilities that sometimes seem impossible to fulfill.
Presented in both Navajo and English.
32 pp ~ illustrated — ©2003