BROTHER EAGLE, SISTER SKY by Chief Seattle

BROTHER EAGLE, SISTER SKY

by , adapted by , illustrated by
Age Range: 5 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

 In the 1850's, when the US wanted to buy his people's Pacific Northwest land, Chief Seattle delivered this eloquent message to a Commissioner of Indian Affairs; since then, it has been adapted several times, by Joseph Campbell among others. Poetic and compelling, it's a plea to revere and preserve the web of creation: ``Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.'' Jeffers's finely detailed art focuses on the beauty and nobility of the Native Americans' world, with a tidy clear-cut forest to represent the depredations to come. A handsome setting for an ever-more resonant appeal. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-8037-0969-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1991




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