Itse Selu: Cherokee Harvest Festival
Step back in time for a captivating glimpse of Cherokee life in pre-Columbian North America.
Join Little Wolf and his family as they prepare to celebrate Itse Selu, the harvest festival. As night approaches the village, the magic of anticipation fills the air. The luscious feast, Grandfather's storytelling, and the sacred corn dance weave a magical tapestry of tradition.
Itse Selu celebrates the rich and expressive spirit of the ancient Cherokee culture. The inclusion of Cherokee vocabulary introduces readers to their language and creates a unique texture. A pronunciation key, alphabet, and glossary are included. The remarkable realism of Don Stewart's illustrations transports us effortlessly to Little Wolf's peaceful world.
Look Inside the Book:
Author & Illustrator Bios:Daniel Pennington, author
Daniel Pennington is a descendant of the Cherokee tribe. He began his writing career after he tried to find books for his young daughter on Native American culture and what it means to be a Cherokee. Daniel lives in Pensacola, Florida.
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Don Stewart, illustrator
Don Stewart has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina. He has worked for an advertising agency and currently works as a freelance artist. Don lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Awards & Honors:
- NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
- Read, America! Collection
Page count: 32
11 x 8 1/2