Quillworker: A Cheyenne Legend (Legends of the World)

Magnificent illustrations and captivating texts tell the legends of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Americas, and Native America.
Quillworker A Cheyenne Legend Legends of the World Magnificent illustrations and captivating texts tell the legends of Africa Asia the Caribbean the Americas and Native America

  • Title: Quillworker: A Cheyenne Legend (Legends of the World)
  • Author: Terri Cohlene Charles Reasoner
  • ISBN: 9780816723584
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Listen to your dreams because maybe you are supposed to be in an entirely different family where you can be the sole (female) caretaker of Seven brothers - handstitching the buffalo hide you've hand beaten into submission and dyed and made beautiful - so beautiful, in fact that the buffalo want you to decorate them! Yes, cooking, cleaning, gathering foodwait, maybe you don't want to listen to your dreams; don't you have enough to do already?This is a Cheyenne myth. She is a gifted quillworker. T [...]

    2. This book is a Cheyenne Indian legend. A girl named Quillworker was the best in her trade, especially for how young she was. Everyone loved her designs and she even was put to the task of teaching younger girls how to quill. In a dream she saw a pattern she knew she had to make; she ended up making this pattern seven times in young boy sizes. Eventually her dreams led her to the tipi of the seven brothers, she was to be their sister. They were happy until bison came and tried to take away Quillw [...]

    3. Traditional book number 22- This book starts off with a young woman named Quillworker. She made the most beautiful clothing and everyone admired her. One day she began making a beautiful battle outfit with a sign her mother had never seen before. Quillworker told her that it came to her in a dream. She made 6 more just like the first one and set off for a journey. She had told her mother she was unsure where she was going but had seen in a dream that she was going off the live with seven brother [...]

    4. I liked the simple, colorful but effective illustrations and the substantial factual information in the back of the book. Illustrations are not as sophisticated as Her Seven Brothers by Paul Goble but the story is basically the same.

    5. The story of Quillworker, a girl who has amazing abilities to create, and the seven brothers who send for her. I am reminded of the fairy tale of the seven swans (anyone know what one I'm talking about). Love the format of these books, with the legend followed by enough facts to keep things easy to understand. I liked this one a lot.

    6. The beloved MIL gave the Offspring a whole set of Native American picture books, with a traditional tale illustrated, as well as back matter about the specific tribe of origin. The Possum was indifferent, the PandaBat fascinated.

    7. Read it years ago, recently read it again for our Summer Reading Program. Quillworker gains a family and a few new places to live. Now we all can see her.

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