THIRTEEN MOONS ON TURTLE'S BACK by Joseph Bruchac

THIRTEEN MOONS ON TURTLE'S BACK

Age Range: 7 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

From a velvety moonlit wetland scene in "Big Moon" to the glory of a deciduous forest in the "Moon of Falling Leaves," Locker once again proves himself a gifted landscape artist. In illustrating this Native American lunar calendar, he makes forays beyond the Hudson River valley to the lands of the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne, Cherokee and Huron, Abenaki, Cree, and more, catching the seasons in light, clouds, trees, and wildlife. As in his other books, human and animal figures are rather awkward intrusions, with some exceptions--notably a huge, four-square moose in "Frog Moon." Folklorist Bruchac and poet London work together on brief, dignified retellings of Native American legends for the accompanying text, properly pointing out in an afterword that tribes in different areas see different seasonal patterns and hold different beliefs. (Poetry/Folklore. 7-9)

Pub Date: March 25th, 1992
ISBN: 0-399-22141-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1992




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