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Crazy horse's vision

by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB BRUCHAC Joseph
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB BRUCHAC Joseph
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj Fic Bruchac,
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
Call Number  qj Fic Bruchac,
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books qj Fic Bruchac,
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  qj Fic Bruchac,
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E BRU
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  E BRU
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E BRUCHAC
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J E BRUCHAC
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea BRUCHAC
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea BRUCHAC
Illustrated by S D Nelson. Crazy Horse is among the best known Native American heroes but many people do not know that his boyhood name was Curly, inspired by his curly hair. In this beautiful book, renowned Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac tells the gripping and compelling story of how the dedicated young boy, Curly, grows into the brave warrior Crazy Horse. Illustrated throughout in full colour. Ages 6 and upwards.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-4, younger for reading aloud. Crazy Horse, famous Lakota warrior and leader during the mid-1800s, was different even as a child. He was called Curly because of his curly hair, and he was small in stature and quiet. He was, however, a natural leader, inspiring others with his bravery and generosity. After witnessing white soldiers kill Conquering Bear, the 14-year-old Curly went into the hills to seek a vision. After three days, the vision appeared, but his father and uncle would not listen because Curly had not prepared himself in the traditional manner. Three years later, his father asked Curly about the vision, and as a result, gave his son the name Tashunka Witco, or Crazy Horse. Bruchac has created a memorable tale about Crazy Horse's childhood, capturing the spirit of one of the most dedicated and daring leaders among the Lakota. In beautiful illustrations inspired by the ledger book style of the Plains Indians, Sioux artist Nelson fills the pages with both action and quiet drama. An author's note provides information about Crazy Horse's adult years and death, and an illustrator's note explains the art. --Karen Hutt"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "As he did in Gift Horse, Sioux artist Nelson blends contemporary and traditional elements for the striking illustrations that accompany this story of the legendary Lakota warrior. Bruchac (A Boy Called Slow: The True Story of Sitting Bull) traces Crazy Horse's boyhood, zeroing in on a pivotal event in his life and highlighting an important Native American rite of passage. As a youth, Crazy Horse (then known as Curly) witnesses U.S. Army soldiers brutally and unjustly attack his people. Troubled, he embarks on a vision quest and sees a figure on horseback riding untouched through a storm of lightning, hail and bullets. His father interprets the vision, telling him that "the man on that horse is the one you will become" and that he is destined to defend his people. Bruchac's description of the vision quest is compelling, and his decision to limit his canvas to a few select events demonstrates his understanding of his audience; an afterword describes subsequent events in the warrior's life. Endmatter also illuminates Nelson's approach. The artist explains his approximations of the Plains Indians' traditional ledger-book style (characterized by indistinct facial expressions and flat, two-dimensional figures) and his symbolic use of color (Crazy Horse is painted blue, representative of a connection with the spirit world). His sweeping vistas and somewhat ghostly textured brushwork bolster the book's visionary theme. Ages 6-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Crazy Horse, -- approximately 1842-1877 -- Fiction.
Oglala Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Lee & Low Books,2000
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Nelson, S. D.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 1880000946
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