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Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hiawatha (edition 1992)

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)

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Authors:Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Other authors:Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Inc. (1992), Edition: New edition, Paperback, 30 pages
Collections:Blue Box Books
Tags:Native American Culture, Poetry

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Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



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This children's book includes Hiawatha's childhood from Longfellow's epic poem. A very interesting author's note at the beginning of the book explains how she chose to use illustrations on the dedication and end pages to share information that is written in the poem before and after the events of Hiawatha's childhood. Could be great to share with students who write their research papers on Longfellow's poem or while discussing Native American literature - the parts of the poem captured through the illustrations demonstrate the connection with nature and oral tradition characteristic of Native American literature. ( )
  jcarroll12 | Jul 28, 2014 |
This book was written in ballots and told a story about how a young Native American boy grew up. Throughout the book it told how he became connected to the nature around him and at the end he was one with nature. Knowing how to pronounce these words would be helpful if ever sharing this book with someone. ( )
  kzrobin | Oct 17, 2011 |
The classic American poem: The Song of Hiawatha is developed into a tale covering the childhood of Hiawatha and telling the story of his early years, when he first learned the Native American way of life from his grandmother.
  LaceyKay | Jan 15, 2011 |
This story is about a young boy named Hiawatha who is learning the ways of his culture and the world around him. While learning these things his mother watches over him.

This book is a really good book. It has great poetry and great illustrations. This book gives u a look at the indian culture and there ways.

This book is good to read while studying about the history of indians. This book gives children a look of how many people are different with culture and the way of living.
  sflores6 | Sep 23, 2008 |
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Verses from Longfellow's epic poem depict the boyhood of Hiawatha.

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