The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales

The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales


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Welcome the second book in the Folktales of the World series! Engaging, inspirational, and above all entertaining, these legends come from Native American peoples across the U.S. Richly illustrated with original art, they capture a wide range of belief systems and wisdom from the Cherokee, Cheyenne, Hopi, Lenape, Maidu, Seminole, Seneca, and other tribes. The beautifully retold tales, all with informative introductions, range from creation myths to animal fables to stirring accounts of bravery and sacrifice. Find out how stories first came to be, and how the People came to the upper world. Meet Rabbit, the clever and irresistible Creek trickster. See how the buffalo saved the Lakota people, and why the Pawnee continue to do the Bear Dance to this very day.
Stefano Vitale’s art showcases a stunning array of animal figures, masks, totems, and Navajo-style rug patterns, all done in nature’s palette of brilliant turquoises, earth browns, shimmering sun-yellow, vivid fire-orange, and the deep blues of a dark night.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402732638
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 11/04/2008
Series: Folktales of the World Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 104,380
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ryann0423 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book full of great Native American folktales. The illustrations are simple but clearly show the culture and the emotions of the story. There are stories in here for all kids that will interest them and it written in a manner that teaches the culture and is fun and engaging. It allows the teacher to pick any idea they want to teach during a read aloud and gives students the freedom to explore all kinds of stories in one book. The addition of the authors note before each story is also very informative in the background to each story.
ginarentz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How the Drum Came to the People (Salish)--This tale is about how the drum was created and how it brings people together, it is my favorite in this book not only because this is part of my lineage (Salish) but I enjoy how they explain the sound of thunder and the regaining of their voices.
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hrsbkgrl More than 1 year ago
There were many interesting characters to "get acquainted with". Some of the characters were "scary", others were "lovable". Get this book and you won't regret it.