In Native American legend, the thirteen scales on Old Turtle’s back hold the key to the thirteen cycles of the moon and the changing seasons. These lyrical poems and striking paintings celebrate the wonder of the seasons, from the Northern Cheyenne’s Moon of the Popping Trees to the Big Moon of the Abenaki.
Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back
About the Author
Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children’s book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac’s poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief.
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (August 25, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
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