Entries Tagged as 'Native Peoples'

Buffalo Bird Girl

November 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Books

Review By ANDREA ZOLLMAN In 1906, an elderly Native American named Buffalo Bird Woman related the story of her childhood during the mid-19th Century to a visiting anthropologist. More than 100 years later, author and illustrator S.D. Nelson has transformed her efforts to immortalize the traditions of her people into a picture book for children […]

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Happy Thanksliving!

November 7th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY It’s no secret that Nathalie VanBalen’s Garlic- Onion- Beet- Spinach- Mango- Carrot- Grapefruit Juice gets me totally, TOTALLY pumped! Or that ever since my husband and I started making our free-form garlic mashed potato pie stuffed with kale, carrots, and leeks (a veganized version of an old Vegetarian Times recipe), Thanksgiving is […]

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The Good Luck Cat

August 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT A sign displayed on the wall of our veterinarian’s office discusses what indoor cats “miss” — indoor-only cats miss out things like attacks by wild or domestic animals, being hit by vehicles, killing songbirds, abuse at human hands etc.  In The Good Luck Cat, a young girl tells the story of her […]

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The Last Polar Bear

January 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor, the team responsible for The Wolves Are Back, bring us an Arctic tale. The Last Polar Bear focuses upon young Tigluk, who encounters a polar bear in his Arctic village. Ignoring the warnings of the adult villagers, Tigluk has a close encounter with the bear, named Nanuq. Realizing he has […]

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