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Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back : A Native American Year of Moons (Reprint) (Paperback) (Joseph Bruchac)
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"Unusual and intelligent...An exemplary introduction to Native American culture with its emphasis on the importance of nature."—Publishers WeeklyIn Native American legend, the thirteen scales on Old Turtle's back hold the key to the thirteen cycles of the moon and the changing seasons. These lyrical poems and striking paintings celebrate the wonder of the seasons, from the Northern Cheyenne's Moon of the Popping Trees to the Big Moon of the Abenaki."This book instills a spiritual respect for our land and an appreciation for the people who were its first caring guardians."—American BooksellerA Notable Children's Trade Book in the Language ArtsAn IRA Teacher's Choice BookA Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
In Many Native American cultures it is believed that the thirteen scales on Turtle's shell stand for the thirteen cycles of the moon, each with its own named and a story that relates to the changing seasons. Storyteller and American Book Award recipient Joseph Bruchac and poet Jonathan London collaborate to reveal the beauty of the natural world around us, while Thomas Locker's spectacular oil paintings honor both Native American legends and the varied American landscape.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Street Date: August 1, 1997
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-9471
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