The Puffin Book of World Myths and Legends

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Timeless stories from anew. Find out how the world was created, why the sun and moon never meet each other though they live in the same sky, how clouds appear to save mankind from the sun's scorching rays, and why living creatures shed tears when they are in pain. Retold by bestselling author Anita Nair these ageless tales come alive with a freshness and exuberance that is sure to delight and captivate.

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All the people on earth get together to push the sky up with giant poles because it is too low and they keep bumping their heads against it. The crafty snake gets to know God's secret message to man and becomes immortal by shedding its skin.

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Anita Nair is the author of the best-selling novels The Better Man, Ladies' Coupe, Mistress and a short story collection, Satyr of the Subway. Her children's books include the Puffin Book of World Myths and Legends; Adventures of Nonu, the Skating Squirrel; and Living Next Door to Alise. Her books have been translated into over twenty-five languages around the world.

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