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    DescriptionFrom 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.


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    Title
    Pushing up the Sky
    Subtitle
    Seven Native American Plays for Children
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Bruchac, Illustrated by Teresa Flavin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 94
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780803721685
    ISBN 10: 0803721684
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: NFXX, LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.2
    BIC subject category V2: YQC
    DC21: 812.54
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Libri: I-C9
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 89
    B&T Book Type: JN
    DC22: 812.54
    Ingram Subject Code: C9
    BISAC V2.8: JNF018040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12880
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 812/.54
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF017000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF039050
    LC classification: PS3552.R794 P87 2000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: YND, YNDS
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (some colour)
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    E P Dutton & Co Inc
    Publication date
    01 January 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Joseph 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 www.josephbruchac.com.
    Back cover copy
    Gluskabe and Old Man Winter AbenakiStar Sisters OjibwayPossum's Tail CherokeeWihio's Duck Dance CheyennePushing Up the Sky SnohomishThe Cannibal Monster TlingitThe Strongest One Zuni
    Flap copy
    Filled with heroes and tricksters, comedy and drama, Native American tales have entertained children from their ancient origins in the oral tradition to the present day. Now renowned Native storyteller Joseph Bruchac has adapted seven traditional tales from Native peoples around North America as delightful plays for children themselves to perform. Each play has multiple parts that can be adjusted to suit the size of a particular group, and includes simple suggestions for props, scenery, and costumes that children can help to create. From "Gluskabe and Old Man Winter", a battle of wits between an Abenaki hero and the frosty ruler of the Winter Land, to "The Strongest One", a Zuni tale that offers a dazzling procession of characters, children are sure to enjoy presenting these lively pieces. Introductory notes and Teresa Flavin's beautiful, detailed illustrations add to young people's understanding of the seven Native nations whose traditions have inspired the plays.