Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Harris, Christie

(1907-2002) Canadian writer whose Mouse Woman sequence – Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses (coll of linked stories 1976), Mouse Woman and the Mischief Makers (coll of linked stories 1977) and Mouse Woman and the Muddleheads (coll of linked stories 1979) – retells Native American Legends about the eponymous mouse (> Mice and Rats), who is also a woman, and who busies herself in aid of errant humans. Other collections in which legends are transformed into fantasy include Once Upon a Totem (coll 1963) and Once More Upon a Totem (1973). Secret in the Stlalakum Wild (1972) is a Children's Fantasy set in British Columbia; spirits of the Salish nation send a young girl Into the Woods to seek treasure. [JC]

Christie Lucy Irwin Harris

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