Thirteen moons on turtle's back: a Native American year of moons

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Philomel Books, Mar 1, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 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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Review: Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back

User Review  - Beverly J. - Goodreads

Absolutely outstanding book. What an amazing thrift store find for .20 cents. Wonderful illustrations and fantastic use of ode form to explain each moon from 13 different tribes. Read full review

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User Review  - Lila Brantley - Goodreads

This book of thirteen poems tells the meaning of different moon cycles in several Native American tribes. The author explains that most tribes have several different names and reasons for a certain ... Read full review

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