Sunpainters: Eclipse of the Navajo Sun

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Explaining a solar eclipse, a Navajo tells his grandson that when the sun dies the children of Mother Earth are called from the four directions to repaint the universe in all the colors of the rainbow.

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Baje Whitethorne, Sr. is a member of the Reed clan. He is originally from Shonto, Arizona. He is the author of Sunspainters: Eclipse of the Navajo Sun and the illustrator of native American legends including Monster Birds, Monster Slayer and Sika and the Raven. His watercolor paintings appear at the Heard Museum, The Smithsonian Museum, The Field Museum, the Gallup Indian Ceremonial and the Museum of Northern Arizona. In 1998 he was named by the Arizona Library Association as an Outstanding Contributor to Children's Literature.

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Kindergarten-Grade 3?Navajo artist Whitethorne has crafted a lovely, thoughtful story of a young boy experiencing his first solar eclipse. Kii Leonard is guided by his wise grandfather, Pipa, who tells him the story of the Na'ach'aahii, the Little Painters who repaint the world at this time, adding new colors and new life to the world. Pipa also explains that during times of natural phenomena, it is important to be still and to show reverence for Mother Earth. The loving relationship between grandson and grandfather is convincing, as the elderly man calmly leads the boy through what could have been a frightening experience. Kii notes that Pipa's smile warms him like the sun above. The full-and double-page illustrations are stylish in their use of brilliant color and traditional Navajo patterns, but are also lively and down-to-earth. A note at the end adds some background information and encourages readers to ponder their own place in the cycle of nature. Wise and heartwarming, this is an excellent introduction to Navajo folklore.?Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
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