Black Elk: A Man with a Vision

Black Elk: A Man with a Vision

by Carol Greene, Steven Dobson
     
 

Young children can now enjoy a biography series written just for them. "Rookie Biographies" introduce the beginning reader to interesting people who helped shape history. With short, easy-to-understand text, historical photos, and eye-catching illustrations, these introductory biographies will motivate children into wanting to learn more about noted individuals. Each… See more details below

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Young children can now enjoy a biography series written just for them. "Rookie Biographies" introduce the beginning reader to interesting people who helped shape history. With short, easy-to-understand text, historical photos, and eye-catching illustrations, these introductory biographies will motivate children into wanting to learn more about noted individuals. Each book includes a index.

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Gr 2-4-- Black Elk, an Ogala Sioux Indian, envisioned peace but instead saw the progressive demise of his tribe during his lifetime. The text, accompanied by vivid full-color and black-and-white photos, etchings, posters, and paintings conveys a rich historical drama. But there are also confusing passages, gaps, and omissions; one page mentions that ``. . . the soldiers tricked Crazy Horse and he was killed'' but doesn't state how. The telling progresses in leaps: from Black Elk's birth in 1863 to the battle of Wounded Knee in 1890, to 1931 when he tells his story, to his death in 1950. On the other hand, Jacques Cousteau is a crisply written biography that captures the essence of that man's lifework. Brief, rhythmic paragraphs within five well-defined chapters explore how an early fascination with the sea, films, and machinery led Cousteau to several exciting careers. Vibrant, varied full-color and black-and-white captioned photos are well integrated within the text, conveying his dedication to his mission. This book updates and complements Genie Iverson's Jacques Cousteau (Putnam, 1976). That title more accessibly relates Cousteau's early life, but overall pales in comparison because it is less comprehensive. --Renee Blumenkrantz, Davis Community Lib . , Bethesda, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516042138
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Series:
Rookie Biographies Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.29(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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