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The Storm Maker's Tipi

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In the beginning, when the Great Spirit had made the first man and woman, he told Napi who was his helper: "Stay close to Man and Woman and look after all their needs."

Man and Woman had no shelter at that time, but when Storm Maker blew the first winds of winter, they shivered, huddling close to their cooking fire. Napi knew they would need a shelter. While he was thinking
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Atheneum Books
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S10_Jessica Oster
Jul 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
format: picture book
age: middle school
protagonists: Scared Otter and Morning Plume

Globe retells the legend of how tipis first came into the Blackfoot Indians' culture. A father and son, Scared Otter and Morning Plume, venture out to hunt buffalo and get caught in a blizzard brought upon by the spirit named Storm Maker. As father and son huddle underneath the skin of a buffalo they just killed, Scared Otter has a dream/vision which details the design of the tipi and the scared painting design of
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Julian Franklin
Paul Goble is not a member of a Native American culture, however he has done extensive research on this culture. Although the book is not authentically by a Native American, Goble brings interesting stories that have historically and cultural value. It is visible that he put thought and effort into creating his stories.
It would have been nice if the illustrations had been done by someone who can connect more with the culture. I think it would have added more authentic and accurate pictures.
I wou
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Kara
Sep 20, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: pbgs-choice
This book is definitely for the upper grade levels as it gives instructions to build a tipi using spatial drawings, and even with the written instruction is complicated. The book does do a great job of explaining the Native American culture and how their traditions started. I also like that midway through the book it switches from horizontal to vertical pictures and writing. It brings a more aesthetic reading with this switch. The pictures also cover most of the white space on the page, which in ...more
Abby
Sep 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Have you ever wondered how to make a tipi? Well, read this book and you will find out.
This book tells the story of how a Blackfoot leader Sacred Otter takes his son hunting, and has an encounter with Storm Bringer.
Paul Goble's illustrations capture the spirit and character of the west and of the Native people. I especially liked the image of Sacred Otter taking the Army's cavalry horses while the soldiers bathed--it made me laugh a little bit.
If you like Southwestern or Native American art, than
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Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Read this to my daughter and we enjoyed it together.
Dee
Apr 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I'm making a tipi! Great pattern included in book. Great illustrations.
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Paul Goble was an award winning author and illustrator of children's books. He has won both the Caldecott Medal and The Library of Congress' Children's Book of the Year Award.
He gave his entire collection of original illustrations to the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, South Dakota.
Goble, a native of England, studied at the Central School of Art in London. He became a United States citizen i
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