Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos (Paperback)

Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos By Terry Catasús Jennings, Phyllis Saroff (Illustrator) Cover Image

Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos (Paperback)

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Long ago, the Old Ones were bad. They drank all the water, ate all the pine nuts, and left nothing for the other creatures. Sinawav the coyote punished them by turning them into rocky hoodoos. Now when children misbehave, their Paiute elders remind them that they too could be turned into stone columns Vivian has heard the stories, but this year as she and her grandmother climb the mesa to pick pine nuts, Vivian has something more important on her mind: basketball tryouts. When Vivian is disrespectful to the trees and the land, her grandmother must remind Vivian of the legend of the hoodoos and how nature has made it possible for her people to live. This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 24-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension. Tap animals and other things that make noise to hear their sounds.
Since childhood, Phyllis Saroff has brought together her loves of science and art. In addition to Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos, Tuktuk: Tundra Tale, and Sounds of the Savanna, Phyllis has illustrated nonfiction books about the natural world such as Teeth and Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter. She also illustrates for children's magazines, wayside signs and other educational material. Phyllis works digitally and with oil paint. Phyllis lives in Maryland with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. Visit her website: http: //www.saroffillustration.com/#home

Product Details ISBN: 9781628559583
ISBN-10: 1628559586
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication Date: February 10th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English