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Walking Eagle: The Little Comanche Boy

2.69  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The boy with the feather headdress told stories without saying a word. The boy whose legs formed the shape of a heart communicated with that special language that comes from within. With his hands, his face, his smile and his eyes, he could communicate everything his listeners needed to hear. Walking Eagle's tales awoke deep emotions, conveyed a sense of solidarity, and ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Cuento de Luz (first published April 8th 2014)
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Reviewed for School Library Journal.
Described as “a magical tale about nature and harmony between the different peoples of the world,” Eulate’s attempt at creating a book about an inspiring Native American child only works in further stereotyping an already problematic area of children’s literature. The most glaring stereotype is Eulate’s emphasis on the spiritual communion of Native Americans and nature as the central theme of Walking Eagle’s message. There is no indication as to why Walking
Jul 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ndn, juvenile-fiction
Eeesh....where to begin? This book is problematic for many reasons, the least of which is it doesn't make sense in many parts of the story. It is originally written and published in Spain, in Spanish, so I'm a wondering how familiar the author and illustrator are with Native culture and people. Unfortunately this book leaves the distinct impression of not very. Not only are the illustrations stereotypical in the little boy's dress, but misleading about regalia and native dress. In the story the ...more
Born with a club foot and unable to speak for some reason, Walking Eagle relies on his gestures and facial expressions to tell stories and to bring messages of peace to his listeners. While the book has good intentions, it left me rather unimpressed. The importance of stories and the power of an individual to change the hearts of others is stressed, but I wanted to know more about this boy. The illustrations contain many pastels.
Edward Sullivan
Apr 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
Stereotypical in so many ways. Originally published in Spain.
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