Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back

Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back

A Native American Year of Moons

Book - 1997
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In Native American legend, the thirteen scales on Old Turtle's back hold the key to the thrieteen cycles of the moon and changing seasons. These lyrical poems and striking paintings celebrate the wonder of the seasons of the year from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.
Published: New York : Putnam & Grosset, 1997.
ISBN: 9780780775077
Branch Call Number: J811.54 BRU
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Alternative Title: 13 moons on turtle's back


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Jul 06, 2017

A beautiful telling of the a turtles back as a moon calendar. Tribes may differ in the number of moons followed as the author notes at the end but this book covers 13 from several of North American native people. Intimate connections created with the seasons, animals and natural world.

Gorgeous illustrations and a taste of many indigenous tribes bring ancient wisdom to little people today. An excellent resource for native history and seasonal connections. A demonstration of deep reverence and love of the earth.


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