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by John Bierhorst,Judy Pedersen

eBook On the Road of Stars: Native American Night Poems and Sleep Charms download ISBN: 0027097358
Author: John Bierhorst,Judy Pedersen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; 1st ed edition (April 1, 1994)
Language: English
Pages: 40
ePub: 1688 kb
Fb2: 1312 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life

From School Library Journal

Pedersen ( Out in the Country ; The Yellow Button ) incorporates some Native American motifs in mixed media illustrations, but the results are sometimes stilted and do not consistently express the power and spirit of the evocative poems here. From School Library Journal.

Native Americans regard night as a time for healing. Nighttime calls for sleep magic. John Bierhorst has assembled this unique assortment of sleep charms and poems from many different traditions (identified in a supplementary glossary). Fifty-one poems dispel fear, inspire good fortune, and just bring on a good night's sleep.

A collection of Native American night poems, sleep charms, and other special night songs intended to soothe, heal, bring dreams, or make sleep irresistible. Bierhorst, John; Pedersen, Judy, illustrator. No page number in the book.

Kudos for the list of sources, noted in very abbreviated form but commendably legible. List of tribes and cultures. How gratifying to have one of Bierhorst's peerless anthologies in picture-book format: 50-odd lullabies, night songs, and prayers of peoples from the Arctic to Paraguay, arranged in thematic groups showing how various cultures have celebrated the beauty and mystery of sunset, the heavenly bodies, night creatures, and the sacred darkness in which the Creator moves.

The author of Doctor Coyote, an authority on native American culture, compiles a definitive collection of fifty-one native American sleep charms and poems, representing a wide range of tribal traditions.

fifty-one poems and sleep charms in a large-format picture book. Methods of Sharing Poetry. Choose Your Own Poetry Award Winner. Read a poem every day Choose a poet of the week month Use poems across the curriculum Use poems around a theme.

Bierhorst's books are records of the oral histories of Native tribes and a source of tribal customs.

The White Deer and Other Stories Told by the Lenape, William Morrow (New York, NY), 1995. John Bierhorst became interested in Native American cultures in the early 1960s, which led him to create many volumes of translated tales, retellings, and studies that have been enjoyed by both children and adults over more than four decades. Bierhorst studied engineering but switched to English, and after graduating, he studied piano. Bierhorst's books are records of the oral histories of Native tribes and a source of tribal customs.

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The author of Doctor Coyote, an authority on native American culture, compiles a definitive collection of fifty-one native American sleep charms and poems, representing a wide range of tribal traditions.