Hiawatha and Megissogwon
In the episode Hiawatha and Megissogwon, the hero Hiawatha, sun of the West Wind, is grown to manhood-a powerful figure, righting wrongs and vanquishing demons. Inspired by his grandmother, Nokomis, he travels into a desolate land to challenge an evil magician. What follows is dramatic and packed with action, as Hiawatha slays serpents, evades ghosts, and finally confronts the mighty Megissogwon. Jeffrey Thompson's evocative scratchboard and computer colour illustrations combine with Longfellow's stirring poetry to create a stunning picturebook that will capture the readers' imaginations.
- Hardback | 32 pages
- 250.7 x 263.1 x 8.9mm | 371.95g
- 01 Dec 2001
- National Geographic Books
- Washington, United States
- colour illustrations
About Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was the most famous American poet of his time. Best known for long narrative works and the classic "Paul Revere's Ride," he was a modern languages professor at Bowdoin College and Harvard College, as well as the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.