Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun (Book 1)
By Raven Tales
One day, Frog tells them about an old man who keeps the sky, the stars, the moon and the light of the world in a set of boxes in his hut by the river. Curious, Raven transforms himself into a spruce needle and is swallowed by the old man’s daughter as she drinks from the river. Raven sleeps and grows inside the girl until he was born as a Raven-child. Using all his powers of persuasion, his childish charisma and the odd temper tantrum, he persuades the old man to open the boxes. At the moment he hands the last box to the Raven-child, the Raven assumes his true form and escapes from the hut through the smoke hole, which blackens his feathers. As he ascends into the sky with the sun, the world around him is instantly transformed by the light, which awakens all the plants and animals.