Author & Illustrator: Paul Goble
Goble combines retelling of a Cheyenne legend with dynamic paintings depicting both traditional Indian life and the beauty of the natural world.
In the legend, a young girl, known for her skilled embroidery, sews beautiful shirts and moccasins for seven brothers in the north who have no sister. She travels north to their home where she becomes a loved and honored sister. They all live happily until the chief of the buffalo nation demands the girl for himself. When the brothers refuse he sends his people against them in a stampede. They flee to the safety of the star prairies, where they now form the big dipper.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Aladdin (September 30, 1993)
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.1 inches