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  - Alysha DeShaé - Goodreads

An interesting and educational book about Native American moon legends. 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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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

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