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The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems of the Land
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The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems of the Land Paperback - 1998

by Joseph Bruchac

A companion to the bestselling "Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back", this volume features 12 unforgettable stories of the living earth as seen from the sky.


Summary

Native American elders will tell you there is as much to see in the night as in the familiar light of day, and here Abenaki storyteller and American Book Award recipient Joseph Bruchac offers twelve unforgettable stories of the living earth seen from the sky. "Sky Bear (also known as the Big Dipper) circles the Earth each night, and these 12 poems tell of what she sees and hears....A thoughtful collection that eloquently bears out the theme of unity of all creatures." -- School Library Journal "From the Mohawk and Missisquoi peoples of the Northeastern United States to the Pima, Cochiti Pueblo, and Navajo people of the Southwest to the Subarctic Inuit, these pieces reflect an awe and appreciation of the natural world. Locker's deeply hued paintings burst with the beauty of night." -- The Horn Book "Engrossing." -- Kirkus Reviews

From the publisher

"A thoughtful collection that eloquently bears out the theme of unity of all creatures." --School Library Journal Native American elders will tell you there is as much to see in the night as in the familiar light of day, and here Abenaki storyteller and American Book Award recipient Joseph Bruchac offers twelve unforgettable stories of the living earth seen from the sky.

"From the Mohawk and Missisquoi peoples of the Northeastern United States to the Pima, Cochiti Pueblo, and Navajo people of the Southwest to the Subarctic Inuit, these pieces reflect an awe and appreciation of the natural world. Locker's deeply hued paintings burst with the beauty of night." --
The Horn Book

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Grandmother sat in front of the lodge.

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  • Title The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems of the Land
  • Author Joseph Bruchac
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition First Thus
  • Pages 32
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Puffin Books, New York, New York
  • Date September 28, 1998
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780698116474 / 069811647X
  • Weight 0.29 lbs (0.13 kg)
  • Dimensions 10.2 x 7.95 x 0.1 in (25.91 x 20.19 x 0.25 cm)
  • Ages 04 to 08 years
  • Grade levels P - 3
  • Themes
    • Ethnic Orientation: Native American
    • Religious Orientation: Native American
  • Library of Congress subjects Stars, Indians of North America
  • Dewey Decimal Code 398.2

About the author

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com.
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