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Life in a Hopi village
Isaacs, Sally Senzell, 1950-
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, [2001]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Introduces life in a Hopi village in seventeenth-century Arizona, discussing the homes, families and clans, food, clothing, beliefs, and entertainment.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.1 0.5 46007.
Format :


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E99.H7 I73 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
E99.H7 I73 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Learn basic history by visiting communities from our past. Each book is filled with photos and reconstruction artwork covering topics such as food, clothing, shelter, education, play, communication, and family life. View important political and geographical events through the lens of everyday life.

Author Notes

Author Sally Senzell Isaacs was born in 1950 and grew up in Evansville, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University, where she majored in American history and sociology. She has written over 30 children's books dealing with American history. Her book Cattle Trails and Cowboys won the first June Franklin Naylor Award for the Best Book for Children on Texas History.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-The material in these books is well organized and presented in short, manageable double-page chapters. Among the dozen or so basic topics are "Getting Food," "Clothes," and "Children." The writing is perfect for inexperienced researchers who can sometimes get overwhelmed and discouraged by too much information. The books are illustrated with an outstanding collection of historical and modern photographs and paintings, reproduced in color and in black and white. These three titles would be valuable additions to any primary-grade nonfiction section. One small complaint: The author uses the catch-all term "Native Americans" in Pioneer Homestead and Oregon Trail instead of the appropriate tribal or clan names.-Steve Clancy, Colonial Village Elementary School, Niagara Falls, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Peaceful Peoplep. 4
A Hopi Villagep. 6
Hopi Homesp. 8
Families and Clansp. 10
Hopi Beliefsp. 12
Working Togetherp. 14
Childrenp. 16
Gamesp. 18
Lessons in Lifep. 20
Making Thingsp. 22
Clothingp. 24
Getting Foodp. 26
Cookingp. 28
Becoming Americanp. 30
Glossaryp. 31
More Books to Readp. 31
Indexp. 32