Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children


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Fulcrum Publishing
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8.22 X 10.87 X 0.57 inches | 1.22 pounds

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About the Author

Joseph Bruchac, coauthor of The Keepers of the Earth series, is a nationally acclaimed Native American storyteller and writer who has authored more than 70 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and children. He lives in upstate New York. Michael J. Caduto is an award-winning and internationally known author, master storyteller, poet, musician, educator, and ecologist. He has received numerous awards, including the New York State Outdoor Education Association's Art and Literary Award, New England's Regional Award for Excellence in Environmental Education, the American Booksellers' "Pick of the List" Award, and the Association of Children's Booksellers' Choice Award, among others. He travels widely presenting environmental and cultural performances, speeches and workshops for children and adults. His recent books include Earth Tales from Around the World and The Crimson Elf: Italian Tales of Wisdom. He lives in Vermont.


""Keepers of the Earth, " is a sensitive and well thoughtout guide for helping children love and care for the Earth. I heartily recommend it as a resource for parents and teachers." Joseph Cornell, author of "Sharing Nature with Children" and "Listening to Nature"

""Keepers of the Earth" is a fascinating way to learn about our environment. The combination of Native American stories and related activities will spark children's imaginations and help them explore their environment." Augusto Medina, Ph.D., education specialist, World Wildlife Fund

"This wonderful balance of scientific and indigenous people's outlooks empowers children to touch the continuum of nature pulsating within and around them. The reconnection makes possible their creation of vital new stories to cope with today's misguided beliefs about the natural world." Dr. Michael J. Cohen, director, National Audobon Society Expedition Institute; author, "How Nature Works: regenerating Kinship with Planet Earth"

"By combining the Native American flair for storytelling with modern western understandings of science and education, Caduto and Bruchac reacquaint youngsters with the natural world and our relationships with it. "Keepers of the Earth" is a unique approach to guiding our youth to a sustainable future. School, club and camp youth leaders will find this book a treasure." Charles E. Roth, director of Educational Services, Massachusetts Audobon Society

""Keepers of the Earth" should be in every library. Social studies, science, environmental responsibility can be greatly enriched by using this book. The 25 legends from 20 different cultures selected by Abenaki Joseph Bruchac, and interpreted by easily understood scientific information and hands on activities by Michael Caduto makes this a gold mine for teaching important concepts." Dr. Helen Ross Russell, author of "Ten Minute Field Trips: Using the Schoolground to Teach