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Pushing up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children

Category: Book
By (author): Bruchac, Joseph
Illustrated By: Flavin, Teresa
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
  JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Theater
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Published: August 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
Our Price:
$ 13.99
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From The Publisher*From acclaimed Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac comes a collection of seven lively plays for children to perform, each one adapted from a different traditional Native tale. Filled with heroes and tricksters, comedy and drama, these entertaining plays are a wonderful way to bring Native cultures to life for young people. Each play has multiple parts that can be adjusted to suit the size of a particular group and includes simple, informative suggestions for props, scenery, and costumes that children can help to create. Introductory notes and beautiful, detailed illustrations add to young readers' understanding of the seven Native nations whose traditions have inspired the plays.
Biographical NoteJoseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website