Rupa Raises the Sun

Rupa Raises the Sun

illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger
published by DK Publishing, September 1998
ISBN 0789424967
Ages 4-8, 32 pages

Awards
1999 Minnesota Book Award Finalist

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For 21,954 mornings, old Rupa has roused herself from bed to tromp around her cookfire in the dark and bring on the dawn. So when she develops a blister and asks the elders for some time off, they are naturally flummoxed. Who else in the village but Rupa can get the rooster crowing, the goats giving milk? Both sly and silly, Rupa will be recognizable to any child who understands the power game.
 
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