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

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Philomel Books, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Each legend in this lyrical collection of Native American mythology is taken from a different tribe, and recounts how these people related the cycles of the moon to the seasons. Full color.

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User Review  - Meg McGregor - Goodreads

I have always been fascinated by Native American mythology; this book of thirteen poems illuminates some of the names to the Native American calendar. My favorite the seond moon, my birthday month ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Names for various types of moons. See: Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com.

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