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Knots on a Counting Rope
Knots on a Counting Rope
by Bill Jr Martin
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Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Panda Bear... (read more)

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Crow & Weasel
Crow & Weasel
by Barry Holstun Lopez
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"A brilliantly written and totally original New World adventure." - Jean Craighead George Long ago, when people and animals spoke the same language, two young men left their tribe to make an adventurous voyage through the wilderness, into the unknown... (read more)

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Storm Boy
Storm Boy
by Paul Owen Lewis
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"Vibrant illustrations and ceremonial artwork." —Chesapeake Family Magazine"Lewis manages to respect Northwest Coast tradition, the mystery and beauty of its art and story, while giving it new life and manifest appeal." —School Library Journal... (read more)

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Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back
Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back
by Joseph Bruchac
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This is an exceptional poetry collection written by Lakota students in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The historic school was founded in 1888 at the request of... (read more)

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One Small Blue Bead
One Small Blue Bead
by Byrd Baylor
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Byrd Baylor lives and writes in Arizona, presenting images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.... (read more)

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The Rough-Face Girl
The Rough-Face Girl
by Rafe Martin
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From Algonquin Indian folklore comes one of the most haunting, powerful versions of the Cinderella tale ever told. In a village by the shores of Lake Ontario lived an invisible being. All the young women wanted to marry him because he was rich, powerful,... (read more)

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Native American Stories (Myths and Legends)
Native American Stories (Myths and Legends)
by Joseph Bruchac
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Native American Stories is a collection of myths drawn from the native cultures of North America—from the Inuit in the north to the Zuni, Hopi and Cherokee in the south. A common thread throughout these stories is the native view of the world as... (read more)

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The earth under Sky Bear's feet :native American poems of the land
The earth under Sky Bear's feet :native American poems of the land
by Joseph Bruchac
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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... (read more)

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The Legend of the Bluebonnet
The Legend of the Bluebonnet
by Tomie De Paola
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When a killing drought threatens the existence of the tribe, a courageous little Comanche girl sacrifices her most beloved possession--and the Great Spirit's answer results not only in much needed rain but a very special gift in return. "An ideal... (read more)

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Ghost Hands
Ghost Hands
by T A Barron
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When T. A. Barron visited the Patagonian Cave of Hands and saw a footprint inside the cave, he knew there was a story there. And so he created the story of Auki, a young boy who knows he's ready to be a hunter, even though his father says he's not old... (read more)

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Ledgerbook Thomas Blue Eagle
Ledgerbook Thomas Blue Eagle
by Jewel H Grutman
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Gay Matthaei is an interior designer who has specialized in historic restorations and art consultation. She is also a professional photographer. She and her twin sister, Jewel Grutman, have produced an award-winning art film entitled Where Time is a... (read more)

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Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople: Native Stories of Other Worlds
Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople: Native Stories of Other Worlds
by Cj Taylor
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From the heartbreaking Mikmaq story of Minnow, a mermaid in the Atlantic who must choose between two worlds to that of Water Lily and her five brothers, told by the Coos in British Columbia, creatures that inhabit fantastic realms appear in many First... (read more)

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The Hidden: A Compendium of Arctic Giants, Dwarves, Gnomes, Trolls, Faeries, and Other Fantastic Beings from Inuit Oral History
The Hidden: A Compendium of Arctic Giants, Dwarves, Gnomes, Trolls, Faeries, and Other Fantastic Beings from Inuit Oral History
by Neil Christopher
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Neil Christopher is an author and has spent years researching Inuit myths and legends. He is the author of Arctic Giants. He lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Mike Austin is an illustrator and a tattoo artist with more than 25 years of experience. His... (read more)

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The girl who swam with the fish :an Athabascan legend
The girl who swam with the fish :an Athabascan legend
by Renner
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A young Athabascan girl wonders what it would be like to be a fish. Suddenly, she finds herself on a watery odyssey as she learns about the salmon's journey from stream to ocean and back again.... (read more)

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Stones, Bones and Stitches: Storytelling Through Inuit Art
Stones, Bones and Stitches: Storytelling Through Inuit Art
by Shelley Falconer
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Shelley Falconer is director of exhibitions and programs and senior curator for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and a member of the University of Torontos adjunct faculty in Museum Studies. Falconer has contributed, as a writer and editor, to many... (read more)

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The Mud Pony: A Traditional Skidi Pawnee Tale (Reading Rainbow)
The Mud Pony: A Traditional Skidi Pawnee Tale (Reading Rainbow)
by Caron Lee Cohen
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The earth home where Shonto Begay was born sat five miles southeast of the community of Shonto, Arizona. He was the fifth child of sixteen born to a Navajo medicine man. Shonto attended federal boarding schools all over the Navajo Indian Reservation in... (read more)

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Frog Girl
Frog Girl
by Paul Owen Lewis
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Frogs have been stolen, an earthquake rumbles, a village is in peril. To restore calm to her land, a girl must delve beneath the surface of a lake, deep into a spirit world. What she finds will thrill readers and introduce them to a classic hero's... (read more)

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Mystic Horse
Mystic Horse
by Paul Goble
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“Beauty and authority distinguish Gobles presentation of a Native American legend.” Horn Book... (read more)

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Native American Animal Stories (Myths and Legends)
Native American Animal Stories (Myths and Legends)
by Joseph Bruchac
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The Papago Indians of the American Southwest say butterflies were created to gladden the hearts of children and chase away thoughts of aging and death. How the Butterflies Came to Be is one of twenty-four Native American tales included in Native American... (read more)

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The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
by Tomie Depaola
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In spring, the hills and meadows of Texas and Wyoming are ablaze with the reds, oranges, and yellows of the Indian Paintbrush. How this striking plant received its name is told in an old Indian legend. Many years ago, when the People traveled the Plains,... (read more)

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