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4-Sources on Raven

(1) A Man Called Raven
by Richard Van Camp
Beautiful book by a Native author and artist about a Raven spirit teaching respect for nature.

(2) American Indian Myths and Legends
by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz.  NY: Pantheon Books.  1984.   ISBN 0-394-74018-1
This thick book is filled to the seams with native tales, many of which are about Raven. Stories are grouped according to themes, and each story is accompanied by a brief note about the tribe it comes from.

(3) How Raven Brought Light to People.
by Ann Dixon.  NY : Margaret K. McElderry Books. 1992.  28 pages.  ISBN 0-689-50536-1.
A children's book with stunning illustrations by James Watts. Dixon retells the Tlingit story of how Raven brought light to the people. A wonderful bedtime story and collectors item for Raven enthusiasts.

(4) How Raven Stole the Sun
by Maria Williams
A wonderful picture book telling the classic Raven story about the origin of daylight.

(5) Raven
by Dale de Armond

(6) Raven: A Trickster: Tale from the Pacific Northwest.
by Gerald McDermott.  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.  28 pages. ISBN 0-15-265661-8.
A storybook of full-page color illustrations (colored pencil and pastels) with little text. Another Raven steals/finds the light story told in McDermott's own words.

(7) Raven and Snipe.
by Anne Cameron.  BC: Madeira Park.  1991.  28 pages.   ISBN 1-55017-037-6.
A short children's book about the ever-hungry Raven visiting the generous Snipe (a long-beaked bird) family in hopes of gaining food. Raven's greed backfires as the Snipe family has a few tricks of their own. This is Cameron's third Raven storybook.

(8) Raven Creator of the World
by Ronald Melzack

(9) Raven Song: A Natural and Fabulous History of Ravens and Crows.
by  Catherine Feher-Elston.  Flagstaff, AZ: Northland, 1991.  208 pages. ISBN 0-87358-527-5.
If you were to invest in only one Raven book, this is the one to get. Feher-Elston incorporates sections from Heinrich's "Ravens in Winter" and Kilham's "The American Crow and Common Raven" along with insightful interviews and tidbits of Raven lore. Unfortunately, this book is currently out of print (along with many of the items in this bibliography).

(10) Raven Tales.
by Peter Goodchild, ed. Chicago: Chicago Review Press.  1991. 202 pages.  ISBN 1-55652-101-4.
Raven Tales presents an intriguing selection of Raven stories from all over the world. The editor claims this to be the most complete study of Raven stories ever published. Goodchild's commentary throughout the book is insightful - making references to other stories which seem to tie the whole collection together well.

(11) Raven the Trickster Coyote
By Gail Robinson

(12) Raven Who Sets Things Right
by Fran Martin

(13) Raven's Cry.
by Christie Harris et al.

(14) Ravens in Winter.
by Bernd Heinrich.  NY : Vintage, 1991.  379 pages.   ISBN 0-679-73236-5.
A book dedicated "To all the Raven maniacs who answered the call", Heinrich's telling account of Raven wintering behavior attempts to solve the mystery of why Ravens share their food in the dead of winter. The book goes on to provide a good deal of field biology material. Well liked by reviewers.

(15) Sketko the Raven
by Robert Ayre

(16) Soaring with Ravens.
by Tim Fitzharris.  San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1995.  79 pages.   ISBN 0-06-251142-4.
A collection of stories with a heavy emphasis on photographs. The photos have been manipulated, adding Ravens to the setting (some looking quite authentic, others poorly done). Excellent design overall - coffee table reading.

(17) The Raven Steals the Light.
by Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst.  Seattle: University of Washington Press.  1988.  91 pages.   ISBN 0-295-96667-X.
A collaboration between Haida artist Bill Reid and writer Robert Bringhurst. This book is a collection of ten Haida Raven myths with illustrations by Bill Reid himself.

(18) The Wolf and the Raven
by Viola Garfield and Linn Forest

(19) Trickster: Native American tales
by Matt Dembicki
Excellent collection of stories about Raven and other trickster animals told by Native American storytellers from various tribes. This collection is suitable for all ages.  In Native American traditions, the trickster takes many forms, from coyote or rabbit to raccoon or raven. More than twenty Native American tales are cleverly adapted into comic form


Websites for Raven's many tales
http://www.indigenouspeople.net/raven.htm
http://www.eldrbarry.net/rabb/rvn/raven.htm
http://www.shades-of-night.com/aviary/birdfict.html - this site has many native legends about Raven
http://www.indians.org/welker/raven.htm

 

 

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