Sun and his wife, the moon, lived on Earth and built a large house so that the water people could visit. But so many poured in that they were forced to move to the sky.
About the Author
Elphinstone Dayrell (1869-1917) is also the author of Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria and Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, West Africa.
Blair Lent (1930-2009) won the 1973 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration (The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel).
"An African folktale is interpreted with originality and harmony." Booklist, ALA