Star Sisters. 11 pp. A K-3 Star Sisters comes from the Ojibway people, also known as the Chippewa, who were centered in the Great Lakes region and lived in a manner similar to the Abenakis. Two sisters, named Red Star Sister and White Star Sister, choose which star they would like to marry before falling asleep one night. During the night, the Red Star and White Star come down from the Sky Land and take the sisters back with them to be their brides. When the sisters awake, they are in Sky Land. There is nothing to do in Sky Land but peak down through the stars, and over time, the sisters want to return home. They miss their family. Red Star and White Star agree that the sisters should return, so they lower them down from Sky Land in a basket. The basket becomes stuck in an eagle's nest. Red Star Sister and White Star Sister ask several animals for help before the Wolverine agrees to help. He gets them down safely, but then expects them to clean and cook for him, and live at his home. The sisters trick him and escape back to their village. This play has a cast of more than thirteen characters, the majority being the Star people who look through the holes in the sky. The scenery is simple, and the costuming consists of shirts with fringe, paper, masks, etc. From: Bruchac, Joseph. Pushing Up the Sky. Dial, 1999. ISBN 0-8037-2168-4. $17.99. 94 pp. A K-3 Reviewed by Robbie Stephens
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