A powerful story about a boy's mystical experience and the gift he brings back to his people
Will Hobbs, well known for his older fiction on Western and Native American themes, offers his first picture book based on a story drawn from Ute lore and a story of primary importance in two of his novels for older readers. It is springtime, and Short Tail and his people are concerned that they have not yet seen the Great Bear. Has he survived the winter? Is he still sleeping? Short Tail decides to go up on the mountain to see, and later in a magical dream of his own, he does find the Great Bear and wakes him. In gratitude the Great Bear takes him to where the other bears are performing their dance to celebrate the end of winter, a majestic dance that they teach him and that he takes back to teach his people. Jill Kastner's stunning paintings depict not only the rugged terrain in which the story takes place, but the subtle power of a ritual performed to this day.
|Publisher:||Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval|
|Product dimensions:||8.62(w) x 12.50(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
To learn more about the author and his books, visit Will's Web site at www.WillHobbsAuthor.com.