The Song of Hiawatha: abridged for children with 48 colour illustrations (Aziloth Books)

The Song of Hiawatha: abridged for children with 48 colour illustrations (Aziloth Books)

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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This colourful edition of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem 'The Song of Hiawatha' is specially selected with children in mind, tracing Hiawatha's life from his early years and his friendship with animals and nature spirits through his marriage to Minnehaha and his mission to teach agriculture and bring peace among the warring Ojibway, Dakota and other tribes along the US-Canadian border. The poem was first published in 1855 but is set in the age just prior to the first European settlers to North America. Profusely illustrated, the forty-eight colour and thirty-eight black and white images blend seamlessly with the hypnotic rhythm of Longfellow's famous poem, bringing the magical world of the American Indian - where dream and waking life were considered equally real - fully to life. The moon is a grandmother, a rainbow the place flowers go to when they die, dwarves (Puk-Wudjies) haunt the dark woods, and Hiawatha himself is the son of Mudjekeewis, the West Wind. Brief explanatory links between excerpted verses maintain the integrity of the story, giving even the youngest reader an understanding of the wondrous scope of this magnificent epic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911405085
Publisher: Aziloth Books
Publication date: 07/02/2016
Pages: 60
Sales rank: 696,994
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

I The Peace-Pipe 3

II The Four Winds 5

III Hiawatha’s Childhood 7

IV Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis 9

V Hiawatha’s Fasting 11

VI Hiawatha’s Friends 13

VII Hiawatha’s Sailing 15

VIII Hiawatha’s Fishing 17

IX Hiawatha and the Pearl-Feather 19

X Hiawatha’s Wooing 21

XI Hiawatha’s Wedding-Feast 23

XII The Son of the Evening Star 25

XIII Blessing the Corn-Fields 27

XIV Picture-Writing 29

XV Hiawatha’s Lamentation 31

XVI Pau-Puk-Keewis 33

XVII The Hunting of Pau-Puk-Keewis 35

XVIII The Death of Kwasind 37

XIX The Ghosts 39

XX The Famine 41

XXI The White Man’s Foot 43

XXII Hiawatha’s Departure 45

Vocabulary 48

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