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The Hogan That Great-Grandfather Built
This children's picture book tells the story of one multigenerational Navajo family that works, plays, eats, sleeps and shares their lives together in around their family hogan. It is a charming story of how the youngest children's lives are intrinsically linked to their home and family.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 16th 2012 by Salina Bookshelf, Inc.
(first published August 25th 2008)
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This is a great introduction to Navajo intergenerational culture, to the importance of home and house. The rhythm of the poem, and its layered meanings, structured like "This is the House that Jack Built," appeal to children of all ages. Definitely recommended.
Nancy Bo Flood is an author, psychologist, teacher, and mother who writes about what she enjoys—children and foreign cultures. She has taught in several different cultures, including Japan, Saipan of Micronesia, Hawaii and Samoa. She lives on the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona.More about Nancy Bo Flood...