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.
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||30 MB|
|Note:||This product may take a few minutes to download.|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of the Dakotas. He is the author of three previous children's books for Abrams. School Library Journal called Gift Horse "fluid in both narrative and illustrations," and Kirkus said Star People was "an exemplary offering." He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Star People: A Lakota Story based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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.
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.
A good children story.