Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons

by Joseph Bruchac and Thomas Locker

In many Native cultures, seasonal changes in the natural world are noted by naming... read more

In many Native cultures, seasonal changes in the natural world are noted by naming a month with a descriptive phrase. The Micmac, for example, call the ninth month "the moose-calling moon" while the Cherokee call the tenth "the moon of falling leaves." Each of the thirteen months included in this book is illustrated with an oil painting accompanied by a three-verse poem about the distinctive features which led to its name. Potawatomi, Anishinabe (Ojibway), Menominee and Winnebago are four of the thirteen tribes represented. (Ages 4-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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