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Seasons of the Circle
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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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
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 ...moreMore about Joseph Bruchac...