A Cherokee Legend
Cavendish Square Publishing, Hardcover, 9780761451136, 1pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2002
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Children of all generations and backgrounds will find much to think about and even more to enjoy in this stunningly illustrated retelling of the legend of a revered but very old Cherokee chief named Sky. Realizing that his days on earth grow short, Chief Sky devises an ingenious plan to identify the young man most worthy to succeed him. As told to the author by Reverend Robert H. Bushyhead of the Eastern Cherokee Nation, this "lesson story" is as authentic as it is instructive. Luminous, wonderfully detailed watercolors in rich autumnal shades transport young readers to a time, place, and people in American history that they should never forget and always appreciate.
About the Author
Kristina Rodanas has illustrated several picture books, including The Story of Blue Elk by Gerald Hausman and her own retelling of The Dragonfly's Tale, both for Clarion. She lives in Orleans, Massachusetts.