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  SCHIM SCHIMMEL SERIES  

CP 575 - CHILDREN OF THE EARTH REMEMBER

By Bev Dolittle

The animals help humans to remember to love and care for Mother Earth. More of Schin Schimmel’s art - worthy of framing, Children fall in love with both the story and the art. 8.5" X 11", 32 pages, hardbound will brilliant, full color art. $ 15.95 + s/h  SOLD OUT  

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CP 576 - DEAR CHILDREN OF THE EARTH

The earth, in a delightful letter to humans, ask that we love and care for it and all its life and beauty.  Schim Schimmel's art is staggering and soul feeding in its beauty.  8.5" X 11", 32 pages, hardbound will brilliant, full color art. $ 15.95 + s/h  SOLD OUT  If you want this book, send us an email

 
     
10 NEW BOOKS BY PAUL GOBLE!
WH-3277-8 ALL OUR RELATIVES by Paul Goble
Traditional Native American Thoughts about Nature

This new book by award winning author Paul Goble includes actual quotations of Native American people who lived during the nomadic times, 23 traditional stories, and original illustrations by the author that vividly recreate the old Buffalo Days. 36pp. Hardcover: $15.95 + s/h

WH-71499-8  STAR BOY by Paul Goble

Star Boy was the son of Morning Star and an earthly bride. He was banished from the Sky World for this mother's disobedience and bore a mysterious scar on his face, the symbol of the Sun's disapproval.  As Star Boy grew, he came to love the chief's daughter, and it was she who helped him find the courage to journey to the Sky World and make peace with the Sun. The Sun not only lifted the scar but sent Star Boy back to the world with the sacred knowledge of the Sun Dance, a ceremony of thanks for the Creator's blessing. Age: 5 to 8  Paperback.  $ 7.95 + s/h

WH-71452-1 THE GREAT RACE OF THE ANIMALS 

At one time, buffalo used to eat people! That's why they have hair on their chins. The creator saw that this was distressful and ordered a race to be held between all two legged and four legged creatures. The winner would decide each others fate. 32 pp.  All ages. Paper: $7.95 + s/h

WH-71109-3  BUFFALO WOMAN by Paul Goble

A young hunter draws his bow against a buffalo cow drinking from a stream. Before he can loose his arrow, there is no buffalo -- instead, there stands a beautiful young woman, The hunter's people shun the Buffalo Woman, and so she returns, with their son, Calf Boy, to her people. The hunter's heart compels him to follow. But he has been warned: The Buffalo Nation is angry at the Straight- up-People. And if he cannot find his wife and son among the many buffalo, they will be lost to him forever. 32 pp. Paper: $7.95 + s/h

WH-84137-X STORM MAKER'S TIPI by Paul Goble
In the beginning, when the Great Spirit had made the first man and woman, he told Napi who was his helper: "Stay close to Man and Woman and look after all their needs."  Man and Woman had no shelter at that time, but when Storm Maker blew the first winds of winter, they shivered, huddling close to their cooking fire. Napi knew they would need a shelter. While he was thinking about it, a yellow leaf from a cottonwood tree blew onto his head. "Yes!" he thought. "This leaf has the shape of a good shelter!" 
Look at a cottonwood leaf; you will see it is shaped like Napi's tipi.  His thunder and downpours and terrible blizzards once endangered all the children and grandchildren of first Man and first Woman. Yet legend tells of the time when Storm Maker was considerate. Two Blackfoot hunters, were caught suddenly and nearly blinded on the plains by wind-driven snow. Cowering, they huddled beneath a buffalo skin and there, with his boy at his side, Sacred Otter was given a dream. Whether sleeping or awake, for he could not be sure, he saw an immense, mystic tipi -- Storm Maker's own -- and then heard a voice which changed the lives of his people from that day on.  This book tells of how tipis were first granted to the Blackfoot people and then, in a dramatic rendering of an old myth, tells of why the painted designs on tipis have come to possess their meaning and power. Young readers and readers of all ages will be delighted with the authentic text and full color illustrations. Hardcover: $18.00 + s/h

WH-71731-8 BEYOND THE RIDGE by Paul Goble A vision of the other land beyond the ridge; the witnessing of the death of an elderly woman by her grandchildren. There is no death; only a change of worlds--Goble delivers these reassurances to readers in his latest book, once more based on the customs of the Plains Indian people. The book reads like a prayer, expressing specific beliefs about dying as well as the story of a woman who is called by her long-dead mother to go ``beyond the ridge.'' The world she discovers--after a steep climb--is abundantly beautiful, and there she finds the familiar faces of people who have passed that way before her.  34pp.  Paper: $7.95 + s/h

WH-71696-6  THE GIRL WHO LOVE WILD HORSES by Paul Goble  A Native American girl loves horses and spends all her free time with them. When a storm hits, she and her horses are forced to flee and they end up lost, but a handsome stallion, the leader of the wild horses, welcomes her to live with them. Gradually the girl relinquishes her life with her people, and years later, turns into a beautiful mare herself. Goble writes exclusively about Native American and his art reflects their culture and customs. $7.95 + s/h
WH-81999-4 THE LOST CHILDREN: The Boys Who Were Neglected  by Paul Goble 

Based on Blackfoot Indian myth, this tale movingly reminds readers that all children are sacred. Six orphaned brothers, neglected by their people and taunted by their peers, abandon the Earth for the Above World where they become the constellation known as the Pleiades. Full color. $7.95 + s/h

WH-81683-9 LOVE FLUTE By Paul Goble 

Traditionally, the Native American man would use a ``love flute'' to woo the woman he loved, to speak to her of things that words alone could never express. In this lyrical tale, a young man too timid to profess his love is presented with such a flute by two mysterious Elk men. In love with a beautiful girl, but too shy to tell her, a young man leaves his camp in frustration. One night he receives mystical visitors who offer him a special gift -- a love flute. A gift from the birds and animals, its tells the girl of his love where words have failed.  $7.95 + s/h

WH-71730-1 HER SEVEN BROTHERS by Paul Goble.
Retells the Cheyenne legend in which a girl and her seven chosen brothers become the Big Dipper. When an Indian girl begins to make clothes beautifully decorated with porcupine quills for seven brothers she has not yet met, her parents believe that unseen powers have spoken to her.  The girl knows she must travel to the north country to find the seven brothers. She comforts her mother by saying, "Soon you will see me again with my brothers; everyone will know and love us!"
  $7.95 + s/h
  STORIES AND LEGENDS  

OS THE SAGA OF NOAH COLLINS by Jeremy Morningstar

This delightful story follows a twelve-year-old boy, Noah, in his struggles with the state foster care program. Noah, a non-Indian who is homeless, roams the mountains and forests of west central Wyoming. Noah is caught in a blizzard and takes shelter in a cave where is is found by a Native American man, Dave Morningstar, and taken to his home. The Morningstar's have two children, Ricki and Carri, who teach Noah how to dance. He is placed with the Morningstar's in a foster program. He is enrolled and attends school on the Wind River River Reservation where he is the only non-Indian.

Discontinued

CP 867 - HOW MEDICINE CAME TO THE PEOPLE  NEW!

The story of how the animals took revenge on the people causing sickness and how the people turned to the plants and trees for medicinal help. 

$ 16.95 + s/h

CP 478 - MYTHS, LEGENDS AND SUPERSTITIONS OF NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES

Myths, Legends and Supersitions of N.A. Indian Tribes. Delightful collection by Goingback Chiltoskey, famous renowned Cherokee sculptor. $ 6.95  + s/h

CP788- IF YOU LIVED WITH THE CHEROKEE 

By Peter and Connie Roop 

The third title in a series about Native American people, this book reveals what it was like to grow up in a Cherokee family long ago. Full-color illustrations by a Cherokee artist complement facts about Cherokee games, language, dwellings, medicine, names, and more.Paperback, 80pp Scholastic, Inc. Ages 7 to 10.  $ 6.95 + s/h

CP027- MAGIC LAKE: Mystical Cherokee Healing Lake 

By Thomas B. Underwood 

A legendary story for children aged 5 to 10.  Kids will enjoy learning about native life with descriptive words in Cherokee and English as they color $ 6.95  + s/h

CP028-  PLEASE DON'T STEP ON ME 

By Elly-Kree George

A legendary story for children aged 5 to 10.  Kids will enjoy learning about native life with descriptive words in Cherokee and English as they color $ 6.95 + s/h

CP195-  AUNT MARY TELL ME A STORY 

By Mary Regina U. Galloway 

From "The Legend of the First Woman" to "How the Smokies were Made," Aunt Mary will entertain and educate with these 30 legends from the Cherokee people. Paperback, 82pp March 1996. Cherokee Communication. $ 6.95 + s/h

CP400- STORY OF LIGHT 

By Susan L. Roth  

A Native American folk tale which explains how the animals brought light into their world. A delightful childrens book boldly illustrated in black & in bright yellow. It was dark. The animals couldnt see. So they sent three emissaries, one by one, to snatch a bit of the sun & bring it back. In softly cadence language & bold, dramatic collage, Susan L. Roth draws on Cherokee myth to tell The Story of Light. $12.95 + s/h

OS07748- TOTEM POLES: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE
Black & white photos throughout, also several color photos. Includes information on the Indian cultures of the Northwest coast, totem poles, how to look at totem poles & a list of totem poles on display in the Univ. of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology. Color guide to learning about & making your own totem poles  Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest pass on their legends and their history through totem poles. The text is engaging and the beautiful illustrations have the look of woodcuts.
$ 19.95 + s/h

OS15707-  TWEETSIE ADVENTURE

By Alice Boggs Lentz 

and Carol B. Murray.  Ilustrators Carol Bates Murray: From From Overmountain Press.  Ages: 5 to 8  Hardcover, 32pp $ 15.95 + s/h

CP809- NATIVE GAMES & STORIES -

By James and Joseph Bruchac    NEW!

Kids will enjoy this book as they learn and play many games know and played for many years by Native American youth and adults.  As they play the games and enjoy the stories they will learn two basic lessons from the Native Way of life: 1) Inclusiveness - everyone should play at any level of ability; and 2) To play for the joy of it not just for winning. 7 X 9, 87 pages, Illustrated, Soft Cover. $12.95 + s/h

WR760-5 HOW RABBIT TRICKED OTTER -

By Gayle Ross 

15 Cherokee tales of Rabbit, the trickster, that have been past down from generation to generation.  Beautifully Illustrated. 8.5 X 8.5, 79 pages, Illustrated, Soft Cover. $13.95 + s/h   NEW!

     

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Children's Coloring and Activity Books

Children's Stories and Legends

 

Notice: Occasionally books may be discontinued or out of stock without prior notice. Your order may be filled from the 'shelf'.  Shelf books are new, but some may be slightly discolored or sale tags may be still attached.   

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Notice: Occasionally books may be discontinued or out of stock without prior notice. With written permission, your order may be filled from the 'shelf'.  Shelf books are new, but some may be slightly discolored or sale tags may be still attached.   

Foreign Customers: Shipping fees and import duties (if any) are not calculated properly at time of purchase so please do not click on the payment Add to Cart button or the order may be rejected.  We ask Foreign Customers to email your order.  Please do not include credit card info in the email. Manataka Books 

 

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