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|Lessons from the Animal People|
Genre: World Music
Winner of an ALA Notable Children's Recording and an Editor's Choice Award. Our second tape with storyteller Dovie Thomason and our first with the a cappella group Ulalí, this is a collection of nine stories drawn from d... more »
Winner of an ALA Notable Children's Recording and an Editor's Choice Award. Our second tape with storyteller Dovie Thomason and our first with the a cappella group Ulalí, this is a collection of nine stories drawn from different Native American tribes including the Lakota, Catawba, Algonquin and Penobscot. Ulalí, a trio of Native American women, have performed at the 1996 Centennial Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. as well as the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the gala opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Together these four Native women present the vibrant Native American culture as it thrives today. The stories on this tape are the ones children request repeatedly at Dovie's performances. Dovie writes of the collection: "My Grandma Dovie told me stories, not only to teach me about Indian culture and history but because I needed them. Through the mistakes, bad choices and often unruly antics of the animal people, we are shown human weaknesses and are gently and humorously reminded to look at our own." The stories include "The Making of the Animals" from the Algonquin/Iroquois peoples; "Turtle Learns to Fly" and "Mouse & the Moon" from the Lakota/Dakota peoples; "The Bear Child" from the Penobscot/Passamaquoddy and Iroquois peoples; "Two Chipmunks" from the Catawba people; and more.
Book on tape
V. L. Ioerger | 09/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is a gift for my daughter - she borrowed it from a friend and enjoyed it a lot. It will be given as a Christmas gift but I assume she will enjoy it for years to come"