UNAVAILABLE This sale title is unavailable from the GoodMinds.com. The regular-priced hardcover edition of Fox Song is currently available. Fox Song is a children's picture book by noted Abenaki writer and storyteller Joseph Bruchac. In Fox Song, Bruchac draws on his own childhood memories of his grandparents in this story about a young girl and her Abenaki great-grandmother. Jamie fondly remembers her grandmother's gentle teachings about her culture. Although her grandmother has passed on, Jamie recalls the times the two went for walks in the woods during all the seasons.
Abenaki author and storyteller successfully transforms a traditional Mohawk story about the skeleton man into a contemporary plot with a young Mohawk girl whose family mysteriously disappears. A strange uncle appears to claim her and the girl is left with disturbing dreams that seem to reflect the traditional legend about a man whose hunger reaches frightening proportions. The girl's father had often told this Mohawk legend about a long ago family who disappears only to be saved by the family's youngest member.
Abenaki author and storyteller successfully transforms a traditional Mohawk story about the skeleton man into a contemporary plot with a young Mohawk girl whose family mysteriously disappears. A strange ôuncleö appears to claim her and the girl is left with disturbing dreams that seem to reflect the traditional legend about a man whose ôhungerö reaches frightening proportions. The girl's father had often told this Mohawk legend about a long ago family who disappears only to be saved by the family's youngest member.
UNAVAILABLE This title is currently unavailable from the publisher. Turtle's Race with Beaver: A Traditional Seneca Story is a children's picture book by Abenaki father and son team, Joseph and James Bruchac. The storytellers explain that they have heard several variations of this tale and note that Aesop's version of the Tortoise and the Hare is an example. In this retelling the writers explain that this is a Seneca version taken from Arthur C. Parker's collection of Seneca legends. In this story, turtle lived in a pond that had everything she needed.
A Boy Called Slow: The True Story of Sitting Bull is a biography of the young Lakota Sioux youth who became a great leader. Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac retells the story of the boy's early years from his birth in 1831 until the youth's coming of age. Bruchac sets the story within the family and camp of a Plains Nation. The mother and father of the infant, who was to become Sitting Bull, are caring and pleased parents. The selection of a name for the infant is an important event and those around the child watch him carefully for a hint of his characteristics.
The Warriors is a recent novel by Abenaki author and storyteller Joseph Bruchac. In this contemporary story, Jake Forrest, a 12-year-old Iroquois boy, tries to balance his traditional heritage in an urban setting. The story begins with Jake playing his favourite sport, lacrosse, in his home reservation community. Jake enjoys this team sport and has learned to appreciate the cultural teachings about lacrosse provided by his elders. Jake knows that the spiritual connection to the game is as important today as it was in the past.
Returning the Gift: Poetry and Prose from the First North American Native Writers' Festival held in 1992 was an unprecedented gathering and celebration of Indigenous authors. Co-organizer invited each of the 300 writers to submit an original piece for inclusion in this anthology. He selected the best of the 200 plus submissions for this collection. Included in this 369-page volume are works by well established authors such as established writers like Duane Niatum, Simon Ortiz, Lance Henson, Elizabeth Woody, Linda Hogan, and Jeanette Armstrong.
Pocahontas by Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac presents in historical fiction format the two perspectives of the 1607 encounter between the Powhatan Nation and the English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia. Pre-teen Pocahontas begins the story with an explanation of her name as it is understood by her family and how the Coatmen (English) understand the meaning of her name. She describes her family and her culture. The next chapter is told from the perspective of John Smith. And so the novel proceeds with alternating voices about this historical period.