Saturday, June 5, 2010

NPR Weekend Edition - Trickster

zdepski's page one of Puapualenalena, Wizard Dog of Waipi'o Valley
Listen for a segment on 'Trickster' on NPR Weekend Edition Sunday with Liane Hansen this weekend (Sunday, June 6, 2010), somewhere in the 8:40 to 9 a.m. EST slot.

It will also be available to listen to later at the following link:

Also, they are going to post the pages of "How Wildcat Caught a Turkey" with a voiceover by storyteller Joseph Stands With Many at the link above.

For those that don't know about Trickster, it is a collection of 21 Native American Trickster Legends (or true stories, depending who you believe), published by Fulcrum Press. The stories are about various clever animals, spirits and people that out smart their opponents by the end of each story. The Tribal storytellers are matched with one of 21 illustrators to display the story in a Graphic Novel, or Comic format. I was paired with Hawai'ian historian and educator, Tom Cummings, who tells the story of "Puapualenalena, Wizard Dog of the Waipi'o Valley" (see above).

Here's the book on Amazon… It just came out, and I see there are USED copies already! :
Trickster on Amazon

Hope you can check it out... It's been an education for me - lots of research of pre-western dress, culture, botany and geography... now I have to SEE the place in person! ;>

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