Amy reads the fourth part of Second Bend in the River, by Ann Rinaldi, published by Scholastic. Tensions are rising on the frontier as American colonists push the frontier ever further into Indian lands. There are 17 states now, and soon Tecumseh fears there will be more. He has a fine line to walk, both politically and spiritually, in order to resist the westward expansion. And Rebecca comes to a realization about her feelings for Tecumseh…
The winter holidays will soon be upon us, and for many people that means gift-giving season is here! Amy shows you how to fold an origami gift box. This is a great way to add your personal touch to a gift. You can also make these gift boxes out of leftover wrapping paper, as long as you can cut it into a square shape.
Amy reads several selections from The Boy and His Mud Horses, retold and illustrated by Paul Goble, and published by World Wisdom Press. In this book, Paul Goble shares a selection of Native American stories of the miraculous and magical. See if you can spot the similarities to other stories told by people all around the world. Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the origami and reading for this Saturday will be posted on Monday, November 30.
Amy reads Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola and published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. This is a retelling of a folktale about how the Indian Paintbrush, state flower of Wyoming, came to be. Little Gopher is smaller and not as strong as the other boys in his village. But he has a unique talent that none of them have—he will learn to tell the stories of his people using paint, and capture the colors of … Read More
Amy reads The Rough-Face Girl, by Rafe Martin, illustrated by Dave Shannon. This is an adaptation of an Algonquin folktale, reminiscent of Cinderella or the tale of Cupid and Psyche. In a village by the shore of Lake Ontario lives the Invisible Being, who has promised he will marry the person who can see him. The rough-face girl lives in the same village, her face scarred from working by the fire. Her older sisters decide that they’ll seek the Invisible … Read More