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THE EARTH UNDER SKY BEAR'S FEET by Joseph Bruchac

THE EARTH UNDER SKY BEAR'S FEET

By Joseph Bruchac (Author) , Thomas Locker (Illustrator)

Age Range: 9 - 12

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1995
ISBN: 0-399-22713-X
Publisher: Philomel

Thirteen poems and songs gathered from as many traditions, mostly about--despite the subtitle "Native American Poems of the Land"--stars, spirits, and the sky. Many of the selections contain references to the Sky Bear, a constellation also known as the Big Dipper that, Bruchac (The Story of the Milky Way, p. 1185, etc.) claims, has been seen as a bear by cultures on three continents. Locker's awesome landscape technique has seldom worked to better effect: Skies flame at dawn or sunset over dramatic vistas that seem more real than the indistinct, turned-away human figures, while shadows and rich blends of blue and purple give the evening scenes an air of mystery. An engrossing companion to Thirteen Moons On Turtle's Back (1992). (Picture book/folklore. 9-12)