A seemingly fatherless young boy searches for his dad, but must prove his worthiness in a series of trials before he can find him. Caldecott Medalist Gerald McDermott retells this ancient Pueblo story in a calm yet energetic style, with wind instruments, keyboards, and nature sounds playing alongside his words. Children using the app version will enjoy watching McDermott's colorful, geometric scenes move by while they listen to the simple but powerful tale. A nice way to teach children about the importance of overcoming challenges.
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©1975 Gerald McDermott; (P)2001 Weston Woods Studios
Story is good legend, but the presentation would have been better if an older, Native American voice would have been used.
The legend was written well, but it would have been nice to hear the happenings during the four trials.
It should have been a native American elder's voice.
It was an interesting legend.
I am having trouble getting a native American elder with a gravelly voice do my book, Kokopelli: Dream Catchers of an Ancient. I hope to find that man or woman that can convey that special rendition.
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