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Seasons of the Circle

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  12 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Now available in paperback, Seasons of the Circle is a beautifully illustrated celebration of a Native American year. From Maliseet hunters following moose tracks to Cherokee people gathering berries in May, this is a hauntingly lyrical tribute by the team behind the award-winning Many Nations.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Troll Communications (first published August 1st 2002)
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Paige Cedergreen
May 07, 2015 Paige Cedergreen rated it really liked it
Personal Reaction: I liked this book. I think it did a good job of giving students a large amount of information but without weighing down the book with a whole bunch of text.

Read Aloud: I would read this aloud to grades 1-3rd. I would use it during a lesson on Native Americans, possibly to supplement what their textbook tells them about Native Americans. This book talks about the specific traditions celebrated during each month and time of year and I think that is often information we don't lea
Mackenzie Sipes
Personal Reaction: I thought this book was just ok. It provided some information on Native Americans but I am sure there is better books out there about them. The one thing I did like was that it provided different information then what I think children wouldn't know. I didn't know some of the stuff that was included.

Curriculum: I would include this in a study on Native Americans. This story talks about the different holidays in the Native American year. There are several stories that talk about
Hannah Taylor
Personal Reaction: I really, really liked the illustrations in this book because they helped paint a picture of what the text was saying. I also really liked how each different Native American tribe was discusses, especially in the back of the book where they gave more information on each tribe and what regions each tribe lived in.

Purpose: I think this would be a great book to read aloud to 2nd to 5th graders, especially during a unit on Native American tribes. The children will be able to see s
Seasons of the Circle is a fun, informative book to teach kids about different American Indian tribes. In this book each season is represented by a tribe and an activity which would happen for each month. There are some interesting extra parts at the end of the book too! Seasons of the Circle will teach you the meaning and pronunciation of each tribe mentioned within. Then if you continue each tribe is located on a United States map showing the different regions. Last but definitely the coolest ...more
Nicole Gustafson
Apr 26, 2015 Nicole Gustafson rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Classroom teachers, parents, children
This multicultural story was based on the seasons of the circle, portraying different Native American tribes throughout the calendar year. The Author Joseph Bruchac does a great job at portraying all of the different tribes; Cherokee, Havasupai, Hidatsa, Lakota, Lenape, Maliseet, Menominee, Mohawk, O’Odham, San Juan Pueblo, Suquamish and the White Mountain Apache. Not only does this author go into small pieces of each tribes traditions, they also teach about the seasons of the calendar year. Thi ...more
Oct 11, 2010 Nicole rated it liked it
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I debated on the stars for this one, as I really wasn't impressed with it, but went with 3 because the artwork is pretty. It's not a story, just a series of 2-page spreads dedicated to each month of the year and telling what happens in that month in the corresponding season and with one particular Native American tribe. There were a few things mentioned that I had no idea what they were and they weren't explained further. It bothers me when authors assume the reader is going to know what these t ...more
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Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry. Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by wh ...more
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