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When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review:
Tales of Little Bear and Little Buffalo
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Genre: Children’s Book/ Native American
“Tales of Little Bear and Little Buffalo” is a collection of authentic family stories about two Choctaw-Chitimacha Indian boys who lived on Isle de Jean Charles near Houma, Louisiana, during the early 1900′s, when traditional life was changing rapidly. Little Bear and Little Buffalo are descended from a chief of the Choctaw-Chitimacha Indian tribe who chose to settle on the Isle de Jean Charles, close neighbors of the Cajun French speaking community. Little Bear and Little Buffalo face many challenges and adventures in their daily lives. Just walking to school is a great danger as certain hungry swamp predators are hunting early in the morning when the boys need to be going to school.
Little Bear and Little Buffalo manage to accomplish a deed of great value to the tribe in trapping, roping and catching a huge alligator who had been eating calves and livestock. Even though he tries to keep his deed secret, Little Bear is awarded with his own dugout by his father as a sign of respect and acknowledgement that he had done something for the good of the tribe. Other tales of Little Bear and Little Buffalo are filled with many more examples of adventures, near misses, escapes, and also values and lessons learned. Loyalty, friendship, and courtesy and respect for elders, and responsibility for the good of the family and the tribe are recurring themes.
”Tales of Little Bear and Little Buffalo” originated as family stories and verbal histories, and their sharing and retelling enriches a wide audience. Young readers age 8 and up will enjoy these exciting tales of a different time, an exotic place and a life that was very close to nature.