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A day with a Chumash
Lee, Georgia, 1926-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Runestone Press, 1999.

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Presents both factual information and a fictional story on the customs and daily life of the Chumash, an ancient civilization that lived along the California coast 9000 years ago.
Reading Level:
920 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 1.0 4437.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.1 3 Quiz: 24026.
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E99.C815 L44 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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A Day With a Chumash provides an in-depth look at this Native American culture. Part one details the daily activities and beliefs of the Chumash people, including their food gathering techniques, village life, architecture, and art. Part two provides a fictional account of a Chumash named Chulu on the day his son, Kewen, is initiated into adulthood.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-These books explore the history and daily life of the ancestors of Native American groups in the American Southwest and California. The first part of each title presents factual information about these cultures, including their location, shelter, food, beliefs, and social organization. Surprisingly rich "Day with" sections consist of fictionalized first-person accounts that reconstruct the life of a tribal member based on archaeological discoveries and anthropological investigations. Photographs of artifacts, images from rock paintings, as well as maps and diagrams are attractive and well placed. Captions add additional information. Unfortunately, the illustrations of people are often flat and stereotypical, detracting from the books' value. Nevertheless, these titles convey important facts while engaging the imagination.-Mary B. McCarthy, ACLIN/Colorado State Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.