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Title:
Native crafts : inspired by North America's first peoples
Author:
Trottier, Maxine.
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Publication Information:
Toronto ; Niagara Falls, NY : Kids Can Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
40 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781550748543

9781550745498
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Book

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Native peoples have always turned to the natural world to make everything from clothing to cooking utensils to ceremonial items. In the same tradition of using materials and designs inspired by nature, kids can make their own beautiful native crafts and musical instruments. Photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions make it easy! Kids will also find out more about the many Native peoples of North America. Kids can make * seed and bead jewelry * clay pinch pots * totem poles * moccasins * hoop drums * corncob and cornhusk dolls


Author Notes

Maxine Trottier was born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on May 3, 1950. When she was ten, she moved with her family to Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. She was an elementary school teacher for 31 years.

After retiring from teaching, she began to write children's books. Her books include The Paint Box, Prairie Willow, Laura: A Childhood Tale of Laura Secord, Circle of Silver Chronicles, Alone in an Untamed Land, Forget-Me-Not, Three Songs for Courage, and Terry Fox: A Story of Hope. Claire's Gift won the Mr. Christie's Book Award and The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing won the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. Trottier has brought together 16 projects based on traditional American Indian crafts and adapted them for middle readers. She introduces each project with a brief description of its use and the tribe or group from which it comes. She also lists materials needed and gives clear directions to follow. Color photos show each completed project; brown-and-white ones show the step-by-step instructions. Ranging from clay pinch pots and painted pouches to beaded necklaces and cornhusk dolls, the projects vary in difficulty and the amount of time required for completion. All of the projects require adult guidance and supervision. Use this to supplement a study of specific tribes or cultural groups. --Karen Hutt


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Attractive series entries with colorful illustrations and clear, step-by-step instructions. The 11 projects in Papier-Mƒch‚ are original and appealing and the necessary supplies are readily available. The hints on preparing papier-mƒch‚ paste and the tips on sanding and fixing mistakes are especially helpful. Native Crafts has instructions for 16 projects including seed and bead jewelry, clay pinch pots, cornhusk dolls, turtle rattles, and hoop drums. Each activity begins with a brief description of how the object was utilized and by what group. In both books, adult assistance will be needed for some of the crafts. Additional purchases where needed.-Marion F. Gallivan, Gannon University, Erie, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.