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Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hiawatha (original 1909; 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 (1909)



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The language is rhythmic and the pictures do justice to Longfellow's vision, but modern children will not appreciate some of the 19th century poetic archaisms. ( )
  librisissimo | Mar 31, 2015 |
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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... Susan Jeffers, an award-winning illustrator, has produced a dramatic, oversize picture book to accompany Longfellow's verse. It's hard to find one word to describe the double-spread illustrations where only a small space is devoted to the verse. The currently overused ''awesome'' may say it best. ... For the full color artwork, she has used a fine line pen with many colors of ink and dyes. The effect is exquisite. ... A novel addition to the book is Ms. Jeffers use of the endpages (inside the front and back covers) to frame the story. She uses the front to illustrate Nokomis falling to earth and the back to show Hiawatha's stepping into manhood, to suggest the larger scope of Longfellow's poem. Reading ''Hiawatha'' sent me to the bookcase to look for the longer version. I hope young people, parents, and teachers reading this book will do the same. It's a wonderful epic which you want to pass on to a new generation.
K Up - With large pastel paintings detailing the young Indian boy's life and his natural surroundings, Jeffers has illustrated part of the childhood section of the poem Hiawatha.... She has beautifully illuminated the stanzas with details based on the poem. ... Jeffers has captured the essence of this brief section from the classic poem. As in her other works, the pale tints of the pictures are in complete harmony with nature and with the text and show in detail how Hiawatha might have seen his world. A fine first exposure to the poem for children and a beautiful artistic experience.
added by CourtyardSchool | editSchool Library Journal, vol. 30, issue 4, page 58, Margaret C. Howell (Dec 1, 1983)

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