In the beginning : creation stories from around the world / told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Barry Moser.
- Other Title:
- Creation stories from around the world
- San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, .
xi, , 161,  pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
- Creation -- Mythology -- Juvenile literature.
Creation -- Juvenile literature.
Mythology -- Juvenile literature.
Folklore -- Juvenile literature.
Creation -- Mythology.
- Childrens subjects:
- Local subjects:
- Newbery Medal.
- Place of Publication:
- United States California San Diego.
- An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world.
- The Pea-pod man: Raven the creator
Finding night: Quat the creator
An endless sea of mud: Death the creator
Bursting from the hen's egg: Phan Ku the creator
Traveling to form the world: Old Man the creator
First man becomes the devil: Ulgen the creator
Turtle dives to the bottom of the sea: Earth Starter the creator
Moon and Sun: Mawu-Lisa the creators
Bandicoots come from his body: Karora the creator
Spider Ananse finds something: Wulbari the creator
The woman who fell from the sky: Divine Woman the creator
Man copies god: Nyambi the creator
The frost giant: Imir the creator
Owner of the sky: Olorun the creator
Marduk, god of gods: Apsu and Tiamat the creators
Four creations to make man: Maker and Feathered Serpent the creators
Angry gods: Ta-aroa the creator
Sun, life, wind, and death: God Lowa the creator
The sun-god and the dragon: God Ra the creator
Separation of earth and sky: Sedi and Melo the creators
First man, first woman: Yahweh the creator
The coming of all things: the Greek creators
The god brings fire to man: Prometheus the creator
Pandora: Zeus the creator
In the beginning: Elohim the creator.
- "The pictures in this book were painted with transparent watercolor on paper handmade for the Royal Watercolor Society in 1982 by J. Barcham Greene."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-161).
Newbery Honor Book, 1989.
Horn Book Fanfare Selection.
American Library Association Notable Book.
American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to te Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy has sticker "Newbery Honor Book" on cover.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Moser, Barry, illustrator.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002. In the beginning.
Online version: Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002. In the beginning.
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