Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back

Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back

A Native American Year of Moons

Book - 1997
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Celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.
Publisher: New York :, PaperStar, Penguin Young Readers Group,, 1997
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780698115842
Branch Call Number: JNF 811.54 BRU
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: 13 moons on turtle's back


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Jul 06, 2017

A beautiful telling of the a turtles back as a moon calendar. Tribes may differ in the number of moons followed as the author notes at the end but this book covers 13 from several of North American native people. Intimate connections created with the seasons, animals and natural world.

Gorgeous illustrations and a taste of many indigenous tribes bring ancient wisdom to little people today. An excellent resource for native history and seasonal connections. A demonstration of deep reverence and love of the earth.

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