Monday, April 20, 2015


Title:  Quillworker A Cheyenne Legend

Author:  Terri Cohlene

Illustrator: Charles Reasoner

Publisher: Watermill Press

Ages: 9-11


A young Cheyenne girl makes beautiful buckskin quill designs which make the people of her village proud. But when Quillworker begins creating a set of seven special warrior buckskins after having a dream, her mother wonders why the Great Spirit chose her only child for such a task. It’s not until Quillworker journeys far from home in search of the Seven Brothers and faces the leader of the Buffalo Nation that Quillworker realizes what the spirits have in store for her.

Why you should read it: 

Being part Cherokee, I find myself drawn to stories of the Native Americans especially their legends of creation or folklore. During a time when little was known about the earth and sky, the Cheyenne told stories of how the stars were born to help take away the fear of the unknown. Emerging readers interested in the history of other cultures will enjoy the legend of Quillworker and her journey to the stars. This book also contains back matter about the Cheyenne people and their way of life on the Great Plains.

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