The Circle of Thanks: Native American Poems and Songs of Thanksgiving

by Joseph Bruchac

Paperback, 2002

Status

Available

Local notes

811 Bru

Collection

Publication

Troll Communications (2002), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages. $5.95 (Nov 2017).

Description

Fourteen poems with themes of thanksgiving and appreciation of nature, based in part on traditional Native American songs and prayers.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

32 p.; 9.96 inches

ISBN

0816740135 / 9780816740130

Barcode

5205

User reviews

LibraryThing member mcrotti
The Circle of Thanks is a collection of Native American poetry and song, focusing on the act of giving thanks. Thirteen different poems and songs are featured, from tribes such as the Hopi, Navajo, Mohawk, and Cherokee, as well as others from around the country. The poems mostly focus on nature, giving thanks to the sun, moon, rain, trees, and various animals for all that they provide. The end of the book features an explanation of every poem, giving a bit of background on each tribe, their symbols, and their traditions.
This book would be perfect to use in a Thanksgiving activity at the library, to give some perspective on Native American traditions. Children could each read a poem, and then discuss the meanings and the symbols featured in each one. It would also be an excellent book just to have in the collection for curious young readers looking to learn about the Native peoples.
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Pages

32
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