Powwow's Coming-SS 1,2

SKU: 9780826342652

Linda Boyden
Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, One, Two, Three
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
University of New Mexico Press
Copyright Date:

Sale price$29.95


Powwow's Coming is a celebration of the contemporary powwow in picture book format. Teacher Linda Boyden provides a rhyming verse to attract young children to the fun one can enjoy at a powwow. Boyden skillfully takes the main points of a powwow and creates anticipation in the charming verse. She invites children to listen for the drum and then to watch as the powwow grounds are set up with the vendors' booths. The cut-paper collage illustrations on each page with the accompanying text provide children with an understanding of the contemporary event. She weaves in details about the origin of the powwow, the dancing styles, the storytelling, food and vendors' booths, traditional games and the giveaways. Most importantly she offers readers an opportunity to understand the essence of the powwow to First Nations. The book's end note describes powwow etiquette and gives directions for playing two traditional games. This outstanding book creates an honest and respectful look at the contemporary powwow for everyone to appreciate.

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