Children's Books

COYOTE AND LITTLE TURTLE: A TRADITIONAL HOPI TALE, told by Hershel Talashoema, translated and edited by Emory Sekaquaptewa and Barbara Pepper, illustrated by Hopi children. Illustrated (90 drawings), glossaries, grammar section. 95 pp., $14.95 cloth (0-940666-84-7), $9.95 paper (0-940666-85-5). Ages 6-10

A collaborative effort by several organizations (notably the Institute for the Preservation of the Original Languages of the Americas, the Hopi Tribe Cultural Preservation Office, the Hotevilla-Bacavi Community School, and the University of Arizona's Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology), each of these books tells a story of how coyote is tricked by his own greed. Both are illustrated by Hopi schoolchildren, contain sections on teaching Hopi language and culture, and are perfect for schools, libraries, or to commemorate a visit to the Hopi reservation or the Southwest in general. Grade for both: an enthusiastic A+. Reviewed by Steve Brock

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