Between Earth & Sky: Legends of Native American Sacred Places: The silent stories of our ancient land and its native peoples are given voice in reverential prose poems and radiant paintings.
The silent stories of our ancient land and its native peoples are given voice in reverential prose poems and radiant paintings.
About the Author & Illustrator:
Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed Abenaki 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 over 500 publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored more than 50 books for adults and children. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com
Thomas Locker (1937 – March 9, 2012) was an American painter and author. He was born in New York City and died in Albany, NY. At age six Thomas Locker was discovered and given an apprentice training in traditional European oil painting by painter Alberto Romano. His family then moved to Washington D.C., where his father worked as a lobbyist, and where, at age seven, he won first prize in the children’s division of the Washington Times Herald art fair. Read more here.
A Few Reviews:
“An excellent choice that will provoke both introspection and discussion.”—The Horn Book
“Offers readers new perspectives on the natural world and an excellent curricular connection. A solid addition for school and public libraries.”—Booklist
“A Native American man tells his nephew 10 legends of sacred places. PW praised the “gracefully compressed” unrhymed verse and the alternately “ethereal” and “atmospheric” oil paintings.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“This is a lovely book for children. Beautiful inter-weaving of legends and illustrations.”
“I purchased this book for my grandsons to learn about the culture and religions of Native Americans. At first they were so-so about this. Now, when I visit, they can’t wait to tell me what they have learned. I don’t know the historical accuracy of the book, all i know is it has generated a respect for and an interest in the children to learn more about our Native Americans. Mission accomplished!”