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The Legend of the Windigo: A Tale from Native North America

by Gayle Ross

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'The Legend of the Windigo- A Tale From Native North America' is written by Gayle Ross and illustrated by Murv Jacob. A world drawn in a beautiful state by Jacob that has been around for ages but not discovered by the rest of the world until the late 15th century. It keeps in line with the culture known about Native Americans; their love for their land and their ancestors equally, treating them as family. Without written language to refer to, Ross does a great job creating a story around the Windigo myth of the Northwest tribes that you would hear told around a fire. Enough research done by the team gives it the authentic style of Native American tribes, with how tribe acts with one another and to their situation. The tone comes from this as well, along with the reasons the tribe refuses to abandon the land of their ancestors, despite the Windigo stalking these lands. A very well written story I recommend to anyone who wants to learn about one of the Native American legend. ( )
  Jtreed | Feb 17, 2016 |
I am not familiar with Native American folktales and that was what originally attracted me to this book. The author does point out that this story is a mixture of tales re-spun in this story. The illustration of the Windigo is captivating in its style and the presence it gives off. It seems more of a magical being than scary. Even the necklace still makes me think of a medicine man instead of a monster. Then I noticed the eyes. Dark empty holes. Beautiful tale. ( )
  lvalido | Oct 5, 2013 |
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The villagers try to rid their woods of Windigo, a monster that eats the villagers and is made of stone, but Windigo leaves behind a lasting reminder of himself.

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