The Great Change by White Deer of Autumn

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In a native American tale, a wise grandmother explains their people's understanding of death to her granddaughter as they work together on the land, for which they show an exemplary respect and love.

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Gabriel Horn was given the name "White Deer of Autumn" by his uncles, Metacomet and Nippawanock, and by Princess Red Wing of the Narragansett tribe, Wampanoag nation. He has taught in reservation schools, American Indian Movement survival schools, public schools, and junior colleges. Horn has a master's degree in English and currently devotes his time to lecturing, teaching, and writing. Carol Grigg is a painter whose work hangs in galleries and private homes throughout the world. She lives in West Linn, Oregon, where she is also a potter, sculptor, poet, songwriter, musician, and singer.
Published October 1, 1992 by Beyond Words Publishing. 1 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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and converse gently about the ``Circle of Life.'' Illustrated in lovely impressionistic watercolors rendered in soft colors in a spare yet evocative style, the narrative is not so much a story as a fictional setting for the Native American philosophy of care for the natural world and the continui...

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The dying fish trouble the girl, reminding her of her grandfather's recent death, and she wonders, ``Why does everything have to die?'' Drawing on the surounding vista of ever-changing nature, Wanba's wise relative speaks of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly, of fish as the food of life for peli...

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