The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems of the Land by Abenaki writer Joseph Bruchac retells ten verses about the star constellation known as the Great Bear or Big Dipper. Set long ago in a Mohawk village, the first page introduces readers to a grandchild and her grandmother working outside the family's longhouse at dusk. The little girl wants to go inside to the safety of the longhouse but grandmother tells the girl that if they wait a bit longer they will see the Sky Bear or Celestial Bear in the night sky. Bruchac weaves 10 different tribal songs into poetic verse. All entries are accompanied by the delightful and richly coloured paintings by Thomas Locker. Each image describes what the Sky Bear sees as she races across the night sky throughout North America. Each poem or song is taken from a published source that Bruchac identifies. The Nations include the Mohawk, Anishinabe (Ojibwe), Pima, Missisquoi, Winnebago, Cochiti Pueblo, Lenape (Delaware), Chumash, Inuit, Lakota, Navajo, and Pawnee. Sky Bear sees many interesting sights including a wolf, caribou, a bragging mouse, fireflies, a flute player, pinon nut gathers, and spirit dancers. This collection draws the reader's attention to the night sky and the many possibilities of what can be seen during the night or just before dawn. Its verses draw the connections to all living things on the earth and in the sky. A beautiful collection that evokes the power and mystery of the stars in the night sky.