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Virtual Story Time

February 5, 2021

Gather the kiddos around the screen for an all-new edition of Virtual Story Time as we read from How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, written by Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac, and illustrated by Jose Aruego and Arian Dewey.

Date: Friday, February 5, 2021

Time: Premieres 11:00 a.m. EST

Location: Museum from Home web link

Virtual Story Time is a twice-monthly program where you and your family can read along to one or two children’s books, often including sounds or songs, learning sheets, or other related activities. Primarily geared to children aged 3-6 years old, you’ll find older children and adults find Virtual Story Time as a fun event with activities they can do together. Stories have been chosen to relate to the museum’s content, musical heritage, and Appalachian culture.

Each Virtual Story Time will be “premiered” on the museum’s Museum from Home web page and shared on the museum’s social media channels.

How Chipmunk Got His Stripes

Bear brags that he can do anything-even stop the sun from rising. Brown Squirrel doesn’t believe him, so the two wait all night to see if the sun will rise. Sure enough, the sky reddens and the sun appears. Brown Squirrel is so happy to be right that he teases Bear. What happens when a little brown squirrel teases a big black bear? Brown Squirrel gets stripes and is called chipmunk from that day forward . . . Joseph and James Bruchac join forces to create this buoyant picture book, based on a Native American folktale.

About the Author

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children’s book author, poet, novelist, and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children, including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War TwoSkeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief.


February 5, 2021
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