First Light, First Life

By Paul Fleischman, Julie Paschkis (illustrator),

Book cover of First Light, First Life: A Worldwide Creation Story (Worldwide Stories)

Book description

In the beginning there was only darkness...There was fire and ice...There was a single drop of milk. Combining elements of the creation story from different traditions, this narrative weaves together one complete picture of how the world began. It is a celebration of the many and varied peoples of the…

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1 author picked First Light, First Life as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is a picture book with vibrant illustrations that takes on the topic of creation. It does so, however, not from a scientific perspective but from a mythic one. In a cohesive and fascinating narrative, Fleischman weaves together tales from around the world, identifying each to its source. And yet he emerges with a single story, a story that will capture readers of all ages.

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