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

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

Paperback – August 25, 1997

Celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of Native Americans

"Unusual and intelligent...An exemplary introduction to Native American culture with its emphasis on the importance of nature." —Publishers Weekly

In Native American legend, the thirteen scales on Old Turtle's back hold the key to the thirteen cycles of the moon and the changing seasons. These lyrical poems and striking paintings celebrate the wonder of the seasons, from the Northern Cheyenne's Moon of the Popping Trees to the Big Moon of the Abenaki.

"This book instills a spiritual respect for our land and an appreciation for the people who were its first caring guardians." —American Bookseller

A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Language Arts
An IRA Teacher's Choice Book
A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies 

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Product details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 840 (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (August 25, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0698115848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0698115842
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.1 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces