Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's classic "The Song of Hiawatha" weaves together the beautiful oral traditions of the American Indian into a grand epic poem. In this excerpt of some of its most lyrical verses, artist Susan Jeffers illuminates Longfellow's hypnotic account of Hiawatha's boyhood. Rich in imagery and detail, the exquisitely rendered paintings introduce readers to one of America's favorite poems.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - librisissimo - LibraryThing
The language is rhythmic and the pictures do justice to Longfellow's vision, but modern children will not appreciate some of the 19th century poetic archaisms. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcarroll12 - LibraryThing
This children's book includes Hiawatha's childhood from Longfellow's epic poem. A very interesting author's note at the beginning of the book explains how she chose to use illustrations on the ... Read full review