First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale

Nancy Kelly Allen (Author) Sherry Rogers (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Arbordale Publishing
Publish Date
February 10, 2014
8.3 X 0.5 X 9.8 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before -leaving it all behind- for the freelance world of illustrating children's books. Through illustrating The First Fire, Sherry remembers her own ancestor, Na Ni, a Cherokee woman from the mountains of North Carolina. Some of Sherry's other Arbordale titles include The Penguin Lady, Ten for Me, Hey Diddle Diddle, Newton and Me, Moose and Magpie, Paws, Claws, Hands & Feet, and The Deductive Detective; as well as her award-winning titles: Sort It Out!, Kersplatypus, Burro's Tortillas, and If You Were a Parrot. Sherry lives in Northern California with her family and their pets.


This pourquoi tale's text is in a large, clear font accessible to emerging readers. The full-bleed illustrations use a lively palette and the large, animal renderings are quite realistic, which might be frightening to younger readers. - School Library Journal
This would make a good addition to a library's folktale collection, especially given the access to multicurricular teaching activities. - Library Media Connection
Illustrations by Sherry Rogers are vividly depicted and offer vibrant and expressive renderings of this classic tale. First Fire comes highly recommended to classrooms, home and school libraries and for gift giving. - Children's Literary Classics