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: 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 >

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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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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 >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2008

"A brief history of American military heroism well told."
Kiefer's ambitious novel about the heroics of one long-standing U.S. military family provides an exhilarating yet poignant answer to the question, “Why do we fight?” Read full book review >

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PLAIN CITY by Virginia Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Subtle, wise, complex— superb. (Fiction. 9-13)"
At 12, Bulaire has reason to ponder her identity; a bright, prickly loner, she wonders if her looks—changeable blue-green eyes, "golden Rasta twists," pale skin that summer tans "to near-chocolate lightly washed in burnt orange"—are why she's at odds with her darker friends and relatives. Read full book review >

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BLUISH by Virginia Hamilton
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The three children in Leo and Diane Dillons' jacket painting are misleadingly grave, but the designs in their knit caps and scarves evoke the author's poetic, richly textured prose. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A child coming off chemotherapy wins new friends and acceptance from her class in this short, upbeat tale from Hamilton (Second Cousins, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by Virginia Meachum
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, most readers will find this no-frills, serviceable biography worth perusing. (chronology, filmography, footnotes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the People to Know series about the film director and producer, from his childhood as a Jew in non-Jewish communities through his establishment of DreamWorks SKG. Read full book review >