Star Boy

Paul Goble

Book - 1983

Relates the Blackfoot Indian legend in which Star Boy gains the Sun's forgiveness for his mother's disobedience and is allowed to return to the Sky World.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
Scarsdale, N.Y. : Bradbury Press c1983.
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN
144200360X
0027226603
Main Author
Paul Goble (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

PW said, ``Illustrated by elegant, brilliantly colored pictures in the Caldecott Medalist's recognizable style, the pictures . . . recreate ancient days among the Blackfeet Indians.'' Ages 5-8. (Sept.) Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Relates the Blackfoot Indian legend in which Star Boy gains the Sun's forgiveness for his mother's disobedience and is allowed to return to the Sky World

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Star Boy was the son of Morning Star and an earthly bride. He was banished from the Sky World for this mother's disobedience and bore a mysterious scar on his face, the symbol of the Sun's disapproval. As Star Boy grew, he came to love the chief's daughter, and it was she who helped him find the courage to journey to the Sky World and make peace with the Sun. The Sun not only lifted the scar but sent Star Boy back to the world with the sacred knowledge of the Sun Dance, a ceremony of thanks for the Creator's blessing.