Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux

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My father cuts
a moon-counting stick
that he keeps in our tipi.
At the rising of the first moon
he makes a notch in it.
"A new beginning
for the young buffalo,"
he says.
"And for us."

In this beautifully written story by acclaimed author Eve Bunting, a young boy comes of age under the thirteen moons of the Sioux year. With each notch in his father's moon-counting stick, the boy marvels at the world around him, observing the sometimes subtle, sometimes remarkable changes in the seasons and in his own tribe's way of living. With rich and carefully researched paintings by artist John Sandford, Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux is a glorious picture book about one boy's journey toward manhood.

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The thirteen moons of the Sioux year

When the snows of winter disappear, a young boy helps his father cut a moon-counting stick, which they keep inside their tipi. With the rising of each new moon, a notch is made in the stick, and the boy watches the changing seasons. He sees his father dancing the Sun Dance during the Cherry-Ripening Moon; he witnesses the golden-red trees during the Moon of the Falling Leaves. And he learns that changes come and will come again.

Acclaimed writer Eve Bunting's lyrical, haunting text, combined with John Sandford's rich and carefully researched paintings, create a remarkable picture book about one Native American boy's journey toward adulthood.

About the Author:

Eve Bunting is the winner of the Golden Kite Award and the three-time recipient of the Best Work of Fiction Award of the Southern CaliforniaCouncil on Literature for Children and Young People. She has written more than one hundred books for young readers, including is Anybody There ?; Our Sixth-Grade Sugar Babies, a Best Book of 1990 (School Library Journal); Sharing Susan; and Coffin on a Case, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, given by the Mystery Writers of America.

Ms. Bunting was born in Ireland and now lives in southern California.

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