Crazy Horse's Vision

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Lee & Low Books, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Crazy Horse is among the best known Native American heroes. Yet many people do not know his boyhood name was Curly, inspired by his curly hair.

Curly was a leader even as a young boy, taming wild horses and hunting powerful buffalo. But all his bravery could not prepare him for the trouble he and the other Lakota Indians would face with the white settlers. Wanting to help his people after a fierce battle that mortally wounded Chief Conquering Bear, Curly defied traditional custom and risked his own life by running away, up to the hills, to seek a vision.

Renowned Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac tells a gripping and compelling story of how the dedicated young boy, Curly, grows into the brave warrior Crazy Horse. Sioux artist S.D. Nelson, with paintings inspired by the ledger book style of the Plains Indians, evokes the drama and tragedy of an important figure in American history.

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The artwork and story telling are fantastic. - Goodreads
The illustrations were also fantastic. - Goodreads
I love the illustrations by SD Nelson. - Goodreads
The illustrations are beautiful. - Goodreads
Crazy Horse is done in blue in all the illustrations. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Crystal - Goodreads

This is a look into the life of Crazy Horse. I love the illustrations by SD Nelson. The colors are so rich and the designs help express the culture. We will be going to see the monument later this week so it was great to find this on my library shelf. Read full review

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User Review  - LeAnn Forystek - Goodreads

I'm not sure why this has a lower rating. I really enjoyed this story of crazy horse and how he got his name. The illustrations were also fantastic. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Joseph Bruchac is an Abenaki Indian. He is among the most respected and widely published Native American authors, with over 100 titles in print, including the popular Keepers of the Earth series and Lee & Low's Crazy Horse's Vision , which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews . His YA novel, Wolf Mark , is a Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award winner. A Rockefeller Fellow and an NEA Poetry Writing Fellow, he was the 1999 recipient of the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to writing, Bruchac is an editor at Greenfield Review Press, a literary publishing house he co-founded with his wife. He lives in Greenfield Center, New York.

S. D. NELSON has illustrated two award-winning books for Lee & LowCrazy Horse's Vision and Jim Thorpe's Bright Path. He is also the author and illustrator of two stories inspired by the traditions of his Lakota heritage. Nelson's lifelong interest in Ira Hayes inspired him to tell the story of this American hero for children. A full-time author and illustrator, Nelson lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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