FörhandsrecensenterS. D. Nelson

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May 2012 Laddning

Utdelningen är över: 29 maj kl 06:00 pm EDT

Pickup trucks and eagles, yellow school buses and painted horses, Mother Earth and Sister Meadwolark all join together to greet the dawn. They marvel at the colors and sounds, smells and memories that come with the opening of the day. Animals and humans alike turn their faces upwards and gaze as the sun makes its daily journey from horizon to horizon. Dawn is a time to celebrate with a smiling heart, to start a new day in the right way, excited for what might come. Birds sing and dance, children rush to learn, dewdrops glisten from leaves, and gradually the sun warms us. Each time the sun starts a new circle, we can start again as well. All these things are part of the Lakota way, a means of living in balance. S. D. Nelson offers young readers a joyous way of appreciating their culture and surroundings. He draws inspiration from traditional stories to create Greet the Dawn. His artwork fuses elements of modern with traditional. Above all, he urges each of us to seize the opportunity that comes with the dawn of each new day. S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux. He is the author and illustrator of numerous award-winning children's books, including Dance in a Buffalo Skull, also from the SDSHS Press. His work can be seen in private and public collections across the country.
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April 2008 Laddning

Utdelningen är över: 8 april kl 12:00 am EDT

Dance in a Buffalo Skull is a tale of late-night frolics, danger, and survival on the prairie. Join tiny field mice for a great feast and dance inside an old buffalo skull. Out of the dark, two fiery eyes glide through the prairie grass, drawing closer to the mice who are oblivious in their merrymaking. What happens next reveals as much about the mice as about their unexpected guest. This Prairie Tale recreates a world in miniature, with elements of classic fairy tales and traditional fables, and its messages still resonate today. A traditional American Indian story passed orally from generation to generation, it was translated in English and written down by Zitkala-Sa in 1901. Contemporary Lakota artist S. D. Nelson has created vibrant pictures that add drama to the story. He fuses traditional Lakota Indian styles with modern interpretations to provide visual clues to ancient words. "The art blends Lakota tradition and modern styles to match the tall tale and bring it to life."--The Midwest Book Review "Nelson's illustrations add to the tension between the creeping wildcat and the celebrating mice."--School Library Journal "The narrative tension builds deliciously . . . This tale would be perfect in a scary story time, told with the lights down low."--School Library Journal "An enjoyable story faithful to the original legend."--The Midwest Book Review
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