Ashkii, an orphaned Navajo boy, is raised by his aunt. His aunt expects him to hunt for the family, while his cousins are allowed to have fun and relax. Ashkii courageously endures his situation, buoying his spirits by remembering the stories and lessons his grandfather taught him. However, this brave boy's strong spirit and fierce independence is challenged one day when a stranger appears. Will Ashkii's life change or will he remain living with his aunt forever?
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Verna Clinton is Naakaii Dine'é (Moving About) born for Coyote Pass from Star Mountain a teacher at Chinle Elementary School on the Navajo Nation. She is a native of Teesto, Arizona. She collaborated with Shirley Begay, Clifford Beck, and Fred Bia to revise Kinaaldá: A Navajo Puberty Ceremony. She is the illustrator of stories of Navajo life: Hooghan Bahane' a book which describes types of traditional Navajo homes and their contents, of Deezba and Chee the story of two Navajo children. She also illustrated Diné Bizaad Bohoo'aah a Navajo literacy text, and K'e Bina Niltin, a text for teaching community relations and kinship. She has published two volumes in Navajo and English of an oral history of Teesto. She is the illustrator of two bilingual children's books Day and Night and Turkey and Giant.Language Notes:
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Book Description Salina Bookshelf, Inc., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1893354318
Book Description Salina Bookshelf, Inc., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111893354318