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Thirteen moons on turtle's back : a Native American year of moons

by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

Format: Print Book 1992
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj PS3552.R794 T47 1992
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj PS3552.R794 T47 1992
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj PS3552.R794 T47 1992
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj PS3552.R794 T47 1992
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 811.54 B83
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 811.54 B83
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 811.54 BRUCHAC
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 811.54 BRUCHAC
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Nonfiction 811 BRU
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Juv Nonfiction
Call Number  811 BRU
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction 811 B
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  811 B
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 811.54 BRU 1992
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  J 811.54 BRU 1992
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 811 BRU
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 811 BRU
Each legend in this lyrical collection of Native American mythology is taken from a different tribe, and recounts how these people related the cycles of the moon to the seasons. Full color.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 1-5. In many native American cultures, each of the 13 moon cycles in a year has a specific name and a story. Drawing on his Abenaki heritage, storyteller Bruchac has collaborated with author London to present stories from 13 different tribes. Explaining that the 13 scales on the turtle's back represent the 13 moons of the year, a young Abenaki boy's grandfather introduces the chronologically arranged stories. Locker, well known for his landscapes, has created a dramatic oil painting for each short tale. His artwork portrays seasonal changes in the land as well as the specific seasonal activities of humans and animals. The large format with minimal text will appeal to younger children, while the alternative calendar, based on changes in nature, will interest middle readers. An unusual, easy-to-use resource for librarians, teachers, and others wishing to incorporate multicultural activities throughout the year. ~--Karen Hutt"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "To many Native Americans, the 13 cycles of the moon represent the changing seasons and the passage of time. Each moon has its own special name that, while varying among the tribal nations, is consistent with the legend that the 13 scales on Old Turtle's back hold the key to these moons. The authors present 13 poems that take readers through the year, from the ``Moon of Popping Trees''--when the ``cottonwoods crack with frost''--to the ``Big Moon'' of the Abenakis. The book's effective design consists of verses in vertical columns at the left of each spread, with the remainder occupied by Locker's ( Family Farm ; Catskill Eagle ) typically lush artwork. His oil paintings are eye-catching in their depth of color reflecting dramatic seasonal changes. Trees, skies and woodland creatures are rendered in vivid hues that combine to produce an enthralling vision. This unusual and intelligent book is an exemplary introduction to Native American culture with its emphasis on the importance of nature. All ages. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Indians of North America -- Folklore.
Indians of North America -- Poetry.
American poetry.
Seasons -- Poetry.
Publisher New York :Philomel Books,1992
Other Titles 13 moons on turtle's back.
Contributors London, Jonathan, 1947-
Locker, Thomas, 1937-2012.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0399221417 :
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