Search Results: "Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve"


BOOK REVIEW

COMPLETING THE CIRCLE by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 1995

"A heartfelt account of Indian history and tradition by a masterful storyteller."
A poignant though too brief memoir by a prominent Native American author of young-adult fiction. Read full book review >

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THE CHEYENNES by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"The acknowledgments include bibliographic information. (maps, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
The Cheyennes ($15.95; Sept. 15, 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8234-1250-4): This entry in the First Americans series (The Hopis, 1995, etc.) follows the fine format established by Sneve and Himler, incorporating cultural facts and historical events under headings: ``Men,'' ``Women,'' ``Children,'' ``Moving West,'' ``Southern Cheyennes,'' ``Northern Cheyennes,'' etc. The jacket painting harks back to images of the ``warrior'' Cheyennes from old movies and TV programs. Read full book review >

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THE SIOUX by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"The First Americans''). (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7-10)"
Beginning with a Dakota creation myth, a bare-bones introduction to the history and culture of the Sioux tribes, unfortunately so compressed as to be unclear without prior knowledge. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"All in all an offering that stands alone in its depiction of one segment of the Lewis and Clark journey. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Well known for telling stories from a Native American perspective, Sneve tells one based on an entry straight from the pages of Captain William Clark's journal. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2003

"The satisfying text is not quite enough to redeem the overall package. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Sneve, whose Dancing Tepees (1989) has reached the status of a classic, has here selected 34 wise quotations from various Native-American sources. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOPIS by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Maps of the Hopi region and an index round out this lively, accessible work. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
A welcome addition to the First Americans Books series by seasoned collaborators (The Sioux, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Julie K. Rubini
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"A biography worthy of the larger-than-life Virginia Hamilton. (Biography. 10-16)"
If the children you know think biographies are boring, this one will make them reconsider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONCORD, VIRGINIA by Peter Neofotis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"A patchy collection—sparse in places, repetitive in others."
Uneven debut offers a nod to the Southern tradition of oral storytelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEST VIRGINIA by Joe Halstead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"No Look Homeward Angel this; rather a hapless family and road-trip blues."
In Halstead's debut, young Jamie Paddock is pulled home to the hard-worn, poverty-stricken West Virginia mountains by the apparent suicide of his father. Read full book review >