Why the sun and the moon live in the sky : an African folktale / by Elphinstone Dayrell ; illustrations by Blair Lent.
- Other Title:
- Folk stories from southern Nigeria, West Africa.
- Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, [©1968].
 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- Sun -- Folklore.
Moon -- Folklore.
Water -- Juvenile fiction.
Folklore -- Nigeria.
Folklore -- Africa.
- Childrens subjects:
- Folklore -- Africa.
Pen and ink drawing.
Caldecott Medal Honor book -- 1969.
Folk tales -- 1968.
Juvenile literature -- 1968.
Publishers' advertisements -- 1968.
Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 1968.
- Place of Publication:
- United States Massachusetts Boston.
- An African folktale tells how the sun and water once lived on earth as friends, but because the sun failed to build his house large enough, he and his wife, the moon, were driven into the sky when the water came to visit them.
- "Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin Books"
Originally published in 1910 in the author's Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria West Africa.
Caldecott Honor Book, 1969.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy front cover features reproduction of "Caldecott Honor Book" sticker.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Lent, Blair, illustrator.
Houghton Mifflin Company, publisher.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Dayrell, Elphinstone, 1869-1917. Why the sun and the moon live in the sky.
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