Keepers of the Night
Native Stories and Nocturnal Activities for ChildrenAuthor Michael Caduto & Joseph Bruchac Illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden ISBN 9781895618396 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fifth House Publication Date March 15, 1994 Size 248 x 171 mm Category FH04
Native lore, stories, and activities encourage children to explore the fascinating night world. By studying astronomy, Native beliefs, nighttime weather, and North American nocturnal plants and animals, children aged 5 to 12 learn to appreciate
the importance of night in the natural cycle and overcome common fears about the nighttime
Filled with interdisciplinary activities, legends, and illustrations to inspire children and educators alike.
Reviews for the Keepers of Life series:
"Caduto and Bruchac brilliantly link traditional native myths to lessons in nature."
— Books in Canada
"One of the most exciting, useful and beautiful environmental teaching tools available for both middle readers and the adults who work with them."
— Wilson Library Bulletin
"Schools with Native American units-- i.e. all schools-- will be interested in the stories and activities this book provides for kids to enjoy."
Joseph Bruchac is a well-known Native writer and storyteller. His highly acclaimed writing includes poetry, short stories, traditional legends, children's books, and a novel. Among the awards he has received are an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a PEN syndicated Fiction Award, an American Book Award, and the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Foundation for Children's Books. He lives with his family in Greenfield Center, New York.
David Kanietakeron Fadden is a member of the Wolf Clan of the Mohawk community of Akwesasne. David attended and graduated from the Saranac Lake Central School where he received recognition for his art. He attended North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, NY. In conjunction with formal art training he has learned technical skills, artistic insight, and other appropriate knowledge from his parents: John Fadden, educator, illustrator and painter; and Elizabeth Eva Fadden, wood sculptor.