Talking leaves

Joseph Bruchac, 1942-

Large print - 2019

"The story of Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee syllabary, as told by his thirteen year old son"--

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Children's Room jFICTION/Bruchac, Joseph Due Jul 8, 2022
Thorndike Press large print middle reader
Historical fiction
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019.
Large print edition
Item Description
Originally published in a slightly different form by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2016.
Physical Description
302 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Main Author
Joseph Bruchac, 1942- (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"A work of historical fiction about Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee alphabet, from the acclaimed author of Code Talker Thirteen-year-old Uwohali has not seen his father, Sequoyah, for many years. So when Sequoyah returns to the village, Uwohali is eager to reconnect. But Sequoyah's new obsession with making strange markings causes friends and neighbors in their tribe to wonder whether he is crazy, or worse--practicing witchcraft. What they don't know, and what Uwohali discovers, is that Sequoyah is a genius and his strange markings are actually an alphabet representing the sounds of the Cherokee language. The story of one of the most important figures in Native American history is brought to life for middle grade readers. This text includes a note about the historical Sequoyah, the Cherokee syllabary, a glossary of Cherokee words, and suggestions for further reading in the back matter."