The Star People: A Lakota Story

The Star People: A Lakota Story

by S. D. Nelson


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A grandmother's love is forever
In this mystical story of remembrance and tradition, Sister Girl and her brother, Young Wolf, wander far from their village and face great danger, including stampeding animals and a wall of fire. The children barely save themselves, and as night approaches, they find themselves alone in the barren and unforgiving wilderness. How will they find home? As the stars shine brightly, the spirit of their grandmother, Elk Tooth Woman, appears to guide them: “The Star People are always with you. Look up, and you will see me among the stars.” S. D. Nelson's compelling illustrations, inspired by the ledger-book style of the Plains Indians, capture the beauty of humans and nature existing as one.

Author Bio: S. D. Nelson, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, is of Lakota and Norwegian descent. His previous book for Abrams, Gift Horse, won a Parents' Choice Award; Library Journal said, “This story, fluid in both narrative and illustrations, elucidates with grace and clarity a way of seeing the world. ” S. D. Nelson lives in Flagstaff, AZ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810945845
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 183,062
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

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Star People: A Lakota Story 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lnpowers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think this book came together for me with the author's note at the end where Nelson described the art that was created by Native Americans that was the influence for the illustrations along with the author's Native American heritage and the history of Native Americans.This program could be used for celebrating grandparents day or for a program about the Lakota Native Americans.
Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
A lovely story to help children deal with the loss of a loved one (grandmother) while also preserving the art of Lakota storytelling. The artwork is simply amazing.
Forestshade More than 1 year ago
A good children story.