Her Seven Brothers
Author/Illustrator: Paul Goble
Publisher: Bradbury Press
Publication Year: 1988
Brief Summary: A retelling of Cheyenne legend about the origins of the Big Dipper.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
- Teachers’ Choices, 1989 ; International Reading Association
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Discuss legends.
- Social studies: Cheyenne tribe — history and culture.
- Science: discuss the types of animals you might see on the Great Plains. Research facts about the buffalo, the porcupine, wolves, and others seen in the book.
- Art: Study the details/designs of the clothes that the girl made. Talk about patterns that the kids might see, and discuss the kind of materials the girls used (animal hides, etc.).
- What did the author mean when he said the people used to be able to understand animals, and that they still speak to us but we have to learn how to listen?
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. Author’s notes about the textiles/designs featured in the book.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library