Did You Hear Wind Sing Your Name?: An Oneida Song of Spring

by Sandra De Coteau Orie and Christopher Canyon

An lyrical poem from Oneida writer Sandra De Coteau Orie celebrates the coming of... read more

An lyrical poem from Oneida writer Sandra De Coteau Orie celebrates the coming of spring with keen, gentle questions that invite children to observe and appreciate nature's gifts. "Did you see / the White Birch standing tall among the Darkwoods / and the greening of the Aspen saplings?" Orie, who grew up and still resides in Wisconsin, uses elements of nature significant to her Oneida culture to mark spring's arrival, explaining their meaning in an author's note. Christopher Canyon's rich, detailed paintings are filled with the small wonders of nature, as well as its expansive beauty. (Ages 4-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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