Grandmother tells granddaughter the tale of the trickster raven who
loses his nose and vows to get it back. With the help of special powers,
Chulyen devises a clever plan to retrieve his missing nose and learns an
important lesson about taking the time to do things right.
this retelling, which is gently laced with Dena'ina vocabulary, readers learn
not only a cautionary tale, but also facts about the culture. . . Both
entertaining and instructive, a
refreshing breath of air from the far north." – Kirkus Reviews
wonderful trickster tale, set as a morality tale for children in the most
clever, dramatic way. Just perfect illustrations in tandem with the authors'
tribute to their family's storytelling traditions. I was so intrigued, I've
done further research on Chulyen the Raven, as I've mostly read trickster tales
from elsewhere. Said the raven to me: Read some more!". – Carl Lennertz,
Children's Book Council Bulletin