Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story (Hardcover)

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ITEM# 14152596
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    ITEM#: 14152596

    S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous children’s books, includingBlack Elk’s Vision, Gift Horse, Coyote Christmas, and The Star People. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Visit him online at www.sdnelson.net.

    This fascinating picture book biography tells the childhood story of Buffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa Indian born around 1839. Through her true story, readers will learn what it was like to be part of this Native American community that lived along the Missouri River in the Dakotas, a society that depended more on agriculture for food and survival than on hunting. Children will relate to Buffalo Bird Girl’s routine of chores and playing with friends, and they will also be captivated by her lifestyle and the dangers that came with it.
    Using as a resource the works of Gilbert L. Wilson, who met Buffalo Bird Woman and transcribed her life’s story in the early 20th century, award-winning author-illustrator S. D. Nelson has captured the spirit of Buffalo Bird Girl and her lost way of life. The book includes a historical timeline.

    Praise for Buffalo Bird Girl
    STARRED REVIEWS
    "The extraordinary illustration of this handsome volume begins with the endpaper maps and features acrylic paintings of the Hidatsa world reminiscent of traditional Plains Indian art. Pencil drawings and relevant, carefully labeled photographs round out the exquisite design. All the artwork both supports and adds to the text. An extensive author’s note and timeline supplement this beautiful tribute."
    Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    "This is a lovely and graceful introduction to a way of life that persists despite cultural obstacles and the march of time."
    School Library Journal, starred review

    "Nelson's quiet, respectful tone capably balances the factual details of daily life in the Hidatsa tribe with the obvious joy and nostalgia Buffalo Bird Girl feels toward her childhood."
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

    "As a writer, storyteller, and traditional artist of the Sioux people, his perspective is genuine and effectively portrayed. This book would be enjoyable for anyone interested in history, but would also be an effective resource in the classroom to support the curriculum.”
    Library Media Connection

    "Nelson's acrylic paintings and b&w pencil drawings are intriguingly interlaced with the photographs, contrasting Native American figures in blunt profile with harvest colors and background textures that mimic dried spears of grass, leather skins, and basket weaves."
    Publishers Weekly

    Award
    Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Biography and Autobiography
    Gelett Burgess Award - Arts & Letters category

    Specs

    ISBN 9781419703553
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 2-3 Ages 7-8
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 47
    Publisher Date 2012-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 10.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 1.3 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Hidatsa Story
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Country of Origin United States

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