The Star People is a beautiful Lakota Story, explaining the ever watchfulness and protection bestowed on us by our ancestors who have their place in the night sky. The author S. D. Nelson, with the aid of traditional Indian art, tells the young reader the story of how Sister Girl and her brother Young Wolf get lost while admiring the beauty of Mother Earth. Caught unawares by a dangerous prairie fire, the young children flee for their lives and find themselves far from home. Unable to find their way back to their village, the children become frightened until they are visited by their deceased Grandmother, Elk Tooth Woman. She has left her place among the stars to take care of them and to help them find their way home. This is a wonderful story giving young children the comfort in knowing that the night sky is full of the 'Star People' who are ever watchful and who will always keep them safe.
Similar authors: S.D. Nelson; Michael O'Hearn; Rosebud Yellow Robe; Joseph Bruchac; Paul Goble
Similar books: Coyote Christmas: A Lakota Story by S.D. Nelson;
Mato the Bear & Devil's Tower by Michael O'Hearn;
Gift Horse by S.D. Nelson;
The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble;
Tonweya and the Eagles and Other Lakota Indian Tales by Rosebud Yellow Robe
Date read: 7/20/2012