How The Coyote Stole Fire

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In the early days of humanity, the cold of winter caught them unprepared and undefended. Children and elders were dying, taking the future and the past of the humans with them. The coyote, taking pity on humankind, gathered a crew of friends - squirrel, chipmunk, frog and wood - to steal fire from the Fire Beings who guarded its secret so jealously. Keen observation and teamwork win the day, but not before the coyote, squirrel, chipmunk and frog are all changed forever.

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