Greet the Dawn: The Lakota Way

Greet the Dawn: The Lakota Way

Hardcover

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984504169
Publisher: South Dakota State Historical Society
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 1
Sales rank: 441,203
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Greet the Dawn: The Lakota Way 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Polilla-Lynn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hardcover with matching jacket cover, this gorgeous book is wider than it is high. Every page, and I mean EVERY page, is completely illustrated. And oh my! The illustrations are astounding ¿ bright, beautiful depictions filled with meaning and expression of the spiritual experience of living a balanced life the Lakota way.S. D. Nelson begins with an introduction that prepares the reader for the wonder about to be discovered on the following pages. Each page is part of the story in motion ¿ fluid, rhythmic, almost alive with the tale being shared. The reader learns a little about the Lakotas and what it is to be in harmony with all of Nature.Some of the story is told in the beautiful Lakota language with English translation. One can almost hear the rhythm of drums and chanting voices.Today most Lakota people live in three of the states of the USA, and in one of the provinces of Canada.S. D. Nelson of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous children¿s books. Greet The Dawn The Lakota Way is one to treasure.
rebecca8 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As an elementary educator, I sincerely appreciate this children's book. I am always keeping an eye out for books that gives students an insight into a culture that is relatively unknown, as well as books that provide students who come from those minority groups something to relate to. This does both. It provides a clear perspective into the the current ways of the Lakota people while still clearly recognizing how the culture is deep-rooted and traditional. The illustrations in this book is also a great strength to it's attraction to all ages. S.D. Nelson uses traditional artwork with a modern and personal twist - I loved it and will definitely recommending it to other teachers.
book58lover on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A stunningly beautiful book by Sioux artist S.D. Nelson. Contemporary drawings, such as a school bus, are interspersed with pictograph-style drawings of animals and warriors. The colors are delightful, giving the pictures power and strength, mixing the soft dawn/dusk colors with earth tones and brilliant greens. My favorite is the blue/red dragonfly that floats across the page with dew drops. I would love a framed print of that drawing. Although the text is sparse, which lends itself to a picture book format, there are degrees of meaning in the words that an adult can appreciate. My favorite is "She gives us everyting we need". If only we would remember that.
Pebblesgmc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Greet the Dawn: The Lakota Way by S. D. Nelson (May 2012 batch)I received my ARC today and could not wait to read it. It's a marvelous book. the pictures are great, the story is wonderful. I will be sharing this with my granddaughter soon.
kschloss on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Since this was a children's book, I did the natural thing: I took it to my friend's home, and read it to her and her two school-aged children. The 5- and 7-year-olds were surprised most by the truck ("Indians don't drive trucks!"), but by the end, they had learned enough to realize that, indeed, Lakota people may drive trucks ("I guess we were thinking of *old-fashioned* Indians!") The amusing thing is that these kids are of Cherokee descent! All four of us unanimously loved the beautiful artwork. The mom, the 5-year-old and I particularly appreciated the Lakota language side-by-side with the English. The 7-year-old appreciated and remarked upon how different the English story was: It was, I suspect, more lyrical than the prose she is used to in other picture books. The mom would have liked to have had even more of an introduction; she liked the information but felt there could be even more. I felt the physical quality of the book was top-notch; the paper felt good to the touch, the book was sturdy in the hands, and it seemed very well-constructed. The illustrations were breath-taking in their beauty, grace and balance. There was a little confusion as to whether a person could be colored blue; however, when we examined the pictures carefully and found the three primary colors (red, yellow, blue) and one secondary color (green), and discussed the concept of artistic license, the concern was resolved! Fantastic job on a gorgeous book, Mr. Nelson. Thank you for writing it.
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
S.D. Nelson's Greet the Dawn the Lakota Way is a beautifully written and illustrated children's picture book. From beginning to end, with each turn of the page, S.D. Nelson creates a visual and literary experience that is a pure delight to behold. Nelson's calming depiction of the peaceful coexistence of man and nature in harmony stirs the heart and the imagination. This is a wonderful book to teach children about Lakota ways as well as a love and respect for mother nature.