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The People of Twelve Thousand Winters (Tales of the World)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Sleeping Bear Press
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Marathon County Public Library MCPL

Walking Turtle knows he received the perfect name at his naming ceremony because he always carries his cousin, born with a crooked leg, everywhere on his back. Both members of the Lenni Lenape tribe, the boys eat, sleep and play together. However, when it is time for Walking Turtle to go to Warrior School, both boys know that their lives together will be changed forever. This wonderful family story of two young boys discovering the different strengths that they each bring to their relationship a

Classic story book narration accompanied by rapturous illustrations. And I adore anything appropriately Native American, so there you are.
Penny Peck
The title is actually "The People of Twelve Thousand Winters." This is a fictional picture book for older readers, not a folktale or a nonfiction book as classified on the CIP. The story is about a boy and his cousin who has a "twisted foot;" when they come of age to learn to be Lenni Lenape warriors, the boy with the disability will not be allowed to attend "warrior school." The deeply colored illustrations by Jim Madsen are lovely, and the story is interesting but this reader would like to hea ...more
Laura Whiteford
I loved this book! The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. I used this in my Social Studies Class and the children loved it!
PEOPLE OF TWELVE THOUSAND WINTERS is a great book found in the picture book not non-fiction section of the library. It can be considered a narrative non-fiction book.

This would be a great book for a report on native american culture.

AR 4.6
Gail Shipley
This story like so many of the Indian stories I have read ends rather abruptly. The story itself is a nice little story about an Indian boy carrying his cousin who does not walk well on his back. The ending is very curt.
Burbank Library Children's Department
Excellent story of a boy on the cusp of manhood in the Lenni Lenape tribe.
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