The Grandmother Stories

How Medicine Came to the People

A Tale of the Ancient Cherokees
By Deborah L. Duvall
Illustrations by Murv Jacob

Simply told and magnificently illustrated, this fable is the story of revenge taken by animals against the people that hunt them for hides and food. It details the origins of the Cherokee herbal medicine. With the heightened awareness of the threat of disease and the usefulness of herbal remedies this story will enrich children as well as any adult.

The Opossum's Tale

By Deborah L. Duvall
Illustrations by Murv Jacob

“The elaborately patterned, intricate, black-and-white ink drawings, best viewed at close range, bring this entertaining, instructive story to life."-- Booklist

Rabbit and the Wolves

By Deborah L. Duvall
Illustrations by Murv Jacob

Ji-Stu the Rabbit travels far from home to try to prove he can be a great singer.

Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting

A Traditional Cherokee Legend
By Deborah L. Duvall
Illustrations by Murv Jacob

In the fifth Cherokee tale in the Grandmother Stories series, Ji-Stu the Rabbit thinks he has caught the Chief of the Wood Ducks, but soon wonders who caught who?

Rabbit and the Bears

By Deborah L. Duvall
Illustrations by Murv Jacob

Instead of gathering food for the winter, Ji-Stu the Rabbit travels with Yona the Bear to Mulberry Place, the high mountain homeland of the bears where the bears have much dancing and celebrations.

The Great Ball Game of the Birds and Animals

By Deborah L. Duvall
Illustrations by Murv Jacob

An ancient Cherokee legend, retold with lively dialogue and intriguing illustrations.