Action-Packed Native American Trickster Tale

Watch this traditional Native American trickster tale comes to life with Deaf performance artist, storyteller, and professor, Peter Cook!

About the story: “Everyone knows how rude and grumpy bears can be if they don’t get enough sleep! When a bad-tempered bear trips over a tiny turtle, no-one can foresee the consequence. When Turtle challenges Bear to a race along the lakeshore, Bear is confident about the outcome. But Turtle is smarter than Bear can imagine…” (source)  

The story is presented in spoken English, English text, and American Sign Language. Watching bilingual stories is a fun way to boost literacy skills in both languages!

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