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,"
"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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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.From AudioFile:
Narrator James meets the recording challenge posed by this short, powerful story by celebratingÐat onceÐthe powerful imagery, poetic language and Native American context. Speaking slowly and carefully, James enhances the Native aspect while allowing the imagery and lyrical language to enthrall the listener. Unerringly, his voice melds these elements into a kernel of beauty and understanding. With the wisdom of an elder recalling the stories of his people, James reverently unfolds an explanation of the Sioux calendar, which begins with the reawakening of springtime. Although its brevity may be misleading initially, Moonstick is an excellent choice for an audiobook. R.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Harper, NY, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Sandford, John (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 038719
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060248041
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060248041
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800602480481.0