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Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Susan Jeffers

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky (original 1991; edition 2002)

by Susan Jeffers

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Title:Brother Eagle, Sister Sky
Authors:Susan Jeffers
Info:Puffin (2002), Paperback, 32 pages
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Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Susan Jeffers (1991)

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Beautiful and lyrical. Although basically a picture book, just had to have this wonderful book..
  Gmomaj | Oct 3, 2016 |
The source of this beautiful salute to our world and our connection to it is shadowed. Perhaps it was first voiced by Chief Seattle, perhaps it was not. But the concept is important and valuable, as well as lyrically written. And, oh my, the illustrations! Subtle, multi-layered, beautiful. The more you look, the more you see.
  MerryMary | Sep 25, 2016 |
This story is an illustrated retelling of Chief Seattle's words to government officials in Washington, D.C. in the mid-1850's when they wanted to buy the land from the native american people. His words sought to convey the importance of the earth and the value of every living thing to their culture.
  LStephens | Aug 13, 2015 |
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A Suquamish Indian chief describes his people's respect and love for the earth, and concern for its destruction.
  COREEducation | Jun 21, 2015 |
Great illustrations while sharing an adaptation of Chief, Seattle's, important message of caring for Mother Earth. ( )
  shane54 | Feb 24, 2015 |
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This is an attractive book with an appealing message. It is purportedly based on an 1855 speech, in which Chief Seattle regrets that whites do not share the American Indian caretaker approach to Nature. The text owes more to a 1970s filmscript, however, written to reflect modern-day ecological concerns… [and] it is impossible to judge how closely the text presented here reflects the original. The illustrations are attractive, but unfortunately, reflect Plains material culture, not Squamish.

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This book is especially for Rye, Bud, Karen, Gay and Alden Vervaet who held in their mind the memory of the land as it was and have returned it to us to be loved by all. Special thanks to Mag-la-Que, Mahte-Topah, and Miyaca.
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In a time so long ago that nearly all traces of it are lost in the prairie dust, an ancient people were a part of the land that we love and call America.
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"How can you buy the sky? How can you own the rain and the wind?"

So begin the moving words attributed to a great American Indian chief--Chief Seattle--over 100 years ago. They are words that eloquently capture the central belief of Native Americans: that this earth and every creature on it is sacred. It is this belief that inspired Susan Jeffers' extraordinary full-color paintings.

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