Pushing up the Sky : Seven Native American Plays for Children
By Joseph Bruchac, Author & Teresa Flavin, Illustrator. A classroom favorite for twenty years, this collection of short plays inspired by Native American stories is now available in paperback. From acclaimed Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac comes a collection of seven lively plays for children to perform, each one adapted from a different traditional Native tale. Filled with heroes and tricksters, comedy and drama, these entertaining plays are a wonderful way to bring Native cultures to life for young people. Each play has multiple parts that can be adjusted to suit the size of a particular group and includes simple, informative suggestions for props, scenery, and costumes that children can help to create. Introductory notes and beautiful, detailed illustrations add to young readers' understanding of the seven Native nations--Abenaki, Ojibway, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Snohomish, Tlingit, and Zuni--whose traditions inspired the plays. For ages 7 and up.