Bibliographic Information: Gerson, M. (1992). Why the sky is far away. New York: Little, Brown.

Annotation: This book is a retelling of a Nigerian folktale that explains why the Earth is so far away from the sky.

Genre: Fiction, Folktale

Grade Level: 1st-3rd grade

Readers who would like this: Readers who enjoy folktales and diverse books.

Rating and Response: I would rate this book 4/4. It was a great folktale that provides an explanation for why the sky is far away from the Earth and has a great lesson about respecting your resources.

Text-Dependent Questions: What did the people do when the sky was close to the Earth?