By: Richard Van Camp, Ilustrations by George Littlechild
Set in the Northwest Territories of Canada, Van Camp's contemporary stroy draws from the animal legends and folklore told to him by his elders. Littlechild's bold use of color and perspective perfectly captures the sense of mystery and magic surrounding the strange raven man who teaches the boys meaning of respect for nature.
'With reverence and warmth the author writes and paints his memories of boyhood on a 1930 prairie farm in winter. The narrative is colorful and interesting...the illustrations, one for each of twenty brief flashbacks, are rich in texture and painted in the American folk-primitive style; nearly all are small triumphs which can stand alone.' ---Booklist
All Our Relatives: Traditional Native American Thoughts about Nature
By: Paul Goble
Through carefully chosen stories from the olden days and art that meticulously reflects traditional designs and colors, Goble provides wonderful insights into the spiritual life of the Plains Indians. His intimate knowledge of their world transports the reader into a vision of the sacred beauty and wisdom that defined traditional Native America.
Amee-Nah ("Lazy") got his name because his club foot keeps him from running or herding sheep with the other Zuni children. In this sixth book in Thomasma's Amazing Indian Children series, readers see Amme-Nah's transformation after surgery and rehabilitation.