UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Gift Horse: A Lakota Story was written and illustrated by Lakota artist S. D. Nelson. This picture book is based on the early life of his great-grandfather, Flying Cloud, and his journey from youth to manhood. The story is told about the horse named Storm gifted to Flying Cloud. The horse played a major role in the life of the Lakota people. Flying Cloud makes the journey from a child to a young man or warrior by accomplishing his Vision Quest.
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.
Competition: Deal With It From Start to Finish is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines how healthy competition can be useful and how to handle the negative side of competition. Competition is defined with easy to understand examples presented in comic format, a quiz, letters to a Conflict Counsellor, do's and don'ts, and tips on how to deal with these issues.
The Hungry Time is a children's fiction book first published in 1980. Despite the age of the text, the storyline remains relevant. This story is set in the long ago time period of Southern Ontario when the Mississauga people lived in the Toronto region before contact with the Europeans. A small camp of people is suffering during one particularly harsh winter. They refer to this time as a hungry time. Everyone was very hungry and many were becoming weak. The men tried to search for game everyday.
Orphans in the Sky is a picture book that tells a story about a brother and sister who are orphans in a long ago Arctic village. The older brother and younger sister are out on the land looking for small game because the people are hungry. But while they search for food the village has decided to move camp. Inadvertently the orphans are overlooked and the people leave without them. Brother and sister return to find the camp gone. Alone again they try to think how they will survive and consider living with cousins such as the caribou or the seas.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher The Old Man with the Otter Medicine (Eneeko Nambe Il'oo K'eezho) is a traditional Dene legend told by George Blondin, respected Elder and storyteller, and adapted by his late son John Blondin (1960-1996). This new Theytus publication is a bilingual picture book with the story printed in English and the Weledeh Dialect of the Dogrib (Na-Dene) language. This simply-told story for young children explains how a village of Dene people long ago were used to catching many fish from the nearby lake.
Geri Keams, a Navajo storyteller and actress tells this Cherokee story about Grandmother Spider succeeding in bringing light to the animals on her side of the world. This picture book also explains why possum has a hairless tail and buzzard has feathers missing. ATOS Reading Level: 3.8; Reading Level: 3.1; Lexile Measure: 470; Guided Reading: M
Porcupine's Bad Day: An English-Ojibwe Story is a simple, children's picture book by Ojibwe author Emilie Corbiere. She introduces young readers to some of the animals and birds of the forest. Porcupine is just trying to sleep during the daytime in order to be ready for night foraging. His sleep is constantly interrupted by other forest creatures such as blue jay, raccoon, and moose. Each animal has their own particular need for the tree porcupine uses. Porcupine finally gets to sleep and dreams.
Amazon Basin: Vanishing Cultures is a 2007 title from Lee and Low Publishers in their Explore Vanishing Cultures Series. Each title in the series examines an Indigenous culture as the people attempt to face the challenges of their changing environment. In this book, the author offers elementary readers an opportunity to see a contemporary Yanomami of the Amazon Basin in Venezuela. The tropical rain forest provides everything the people require for living on the land. Readers follow the daily life of a boy from a Yanomami family.
Down Under: Vanishing Cultures is a new title from Lee and Low Publishers in their Explore Vanishing Cultures Series. Each title in the series examines an Indigenous culture as the people attempt to face the challenges of their changing environment. In this book, the author offers elementary readers an opportunity to see a contemporary Australian Aboriginal extended family attend to the activities of daily living. The photo essay begins with an introduction that provides the location of a special contemporary Tiwi family living on Bathurst Island just off the coast of Australia.