Synopses & Reviews
This collection of contemporary Native American stories pays homage to the people, animals, forests, and rivers of the Great Plains. With stories such as one set on a winter's eve, in which the women fill the bellies of hungry bears with sweet stories so they sleep until spring, Erdich and Fifield honor their ancestral traditions. Full-color illustrations.
In Bears Make Rock Soup, writer Lise Erdrich and painter Lisa Fifield honor their Native American ancestral traditions. As winter falls, women fill the bellies of hungry bears with sweet stories so they will sleep till spring. Crows warn of enemies in pursuit so that a tribe may escape to safety. Children care for an abandoned moose they find crying for its mother. And animals of all stripes and feathers gather to pay respects to a beloved chief who has fallen while defending his people.