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Pushing Up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Childrenby Joseph Bruchac
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From acclaimed Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac comes a collection of seven lively plays for children to perform, each one adapted from a different traditional Native tale. Filled with heroes and tricksters, comedy and drama, these entertaining plays are a wonderful way to bring Native cultures to life for young people. Each play has multiple parts that can be adjusted to suit the size of a particular group and includes simple, informative suggestions for props, scenery, and costumes that children can help to create. Introductory notes and beautiful, detailed illustrations add to young readers' understanding of the seven Native nations whose traditions have inspired the plays.
Bruchac uses drama to tell seven different stories from Native American traditions including the Abenaki, Ojibway, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Snohomish, Tlingit, and Zuni. 8 full-color and 30 b&w illustrations.
Gluskabe and Old Man Winter Abenaki
Star Sisters Ojibway
Possum's Tail Cherokee
Wihio's Duck Dance Cheyenne
Pushing Up the Sky Snohomish
The Cannibal Monster Tlingit
The Strongest One Zuni
Gluskabe and Old Man Winter Abenaki<P>Star Sisters Ojibway<P>Possum's Tail Cherokee<P>Wihio's Duck Dance Cheyenne<P>Pushing Up the Sky Snohomish<P>The Cannibal Monster Tlingit<P>The Strongest One Zuni
This is a collection of seven short, entertaining plays for children to perform, adapted from traditional American Indian folktales by well-known Native storyteller Joseph Bruchac.
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. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com.
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